Intro to Qlab for Indie Performance Creators: Video and Sound

Workshop facilitator: Jiv Parasram

A Free workshop presented by Cahoots Theatre and Pandemic Theatre



Who should take this workshop

Are you still running sound cues off of Itunes? Are you using powerpoint for your projections? Have you ever wondered why changing that one fade is taking so long? Feel like you just want to understand how all this works? Then this is for you!


Why take this workshop?

The more skills you have, the less you have to rely on the labour of others. More importantly – the more you know about the work others do to support you, the more you can appreciate what’s going on in the room.

This workshop is for artists who would like to understand how to use Qlab – a relatively free piece of OSX software to advance their practice in the rehearsal hall, performance, or on late nights tinkering away and getting creative.

Workshop Objectives

Participants will gain an understanding of

·      Basic audio programming

·      Basic audio routing

·      Basic video programming

·      Basic internal video design functionality of Qlab

·      Basic video mapping

Workshop requirements

·      A Mac OSX laptop with Qlab 3 or Qlab 4 available for download free here:

·      A daily "rent-to-own" license for Qlab 3 or 4 for Video available for purchase here: ($4.00 USD ; credit card required)

Please note: You may participate in the workshop without the above materials, however we are unable to provide workstations (laptops) – so you may have to be more theoretical. If access to a credit card to purchase a license is a barrier to attendance please let us know and we’ll try to find a solution. 


Time & Date
Tuesday March 20th 2018 | 2pm-6pm

Cahoots Creation Studio
388 Queen St. E Unit # 3
(Entrance on Trefann street)

Registration info

Registration is limited to 12 participants maximum.

To register, please contact Sabah Haque. With subject line “QLAB WORKSHOP.”

About the Workshop Facilitator
Jiv Parasram (He/Him/His) is a multidisciplinary artist, facilitator, and researcher. He is the Artistic Producer of Pandemic Theatre, as well as the Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille. Jiv worked with Cahoots Theatre throughout the set up of the Cahoots Creation Studio and is a “proper indie artist” consistently wearing multiple hats as a creator, producer, production manager, stage manager, sound designer, and probably a bunch of other things.