ME LOVE BINGO!
Friday, February 1st, 9:30pm
Amenity Room at Mainspace
350 E 2nd Ave
Seating is limited!
RSVP to Kyle Loven at email@example.com by January 31st
Part variety hour, part game night, part Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Join your costume-clad host, Kyle Loven, and guest assistants from your community for a campy night of games, performance numbers, wacky prizes, sweet tunes, and a ton of gold sequin fabric. Me Love BINGO! begins with a deceptively simple premise and ends with an unexpected narrative journey. Beneath the camp aesthetic lies layers of pop-cultural/autobiographical trivia, broken game play rules, and a Bingo cage that doubles as a storytelling algorithm. With divided attention between stage and Bingo cards, audiences question what is scripted, and a giant game of Telephone unfolds as strangers share with their neighbour what just happened or what they heard just happened. Currently available for touring, with 1-2 themes available, for audiences of 50-150+.
KYLE LOVEN is a Vancouver-based performance and visual artist. His work combines both constructed and found objects, unconventional storytelling, and various art forms with the human presence. His live performances have been seen in Amsterdam, Taipei, New York, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Seattle, and other US cities. His work has premiered at venues such as the Guthrie Theater and On the Boards. Kyle is the recipient of grants from, among others, the Jim Henson Foundation. Awards include the Innovation in Puppetry Award at the 2013 National Puppetry Festival. He is the creator and host of the lively game night, Me Love BINGO!.
a pick-the-path experience
Alley Theatre and Touchstone Theatre
Saturday February 2nd, 4:00pm
Sunday February 3rd, 1pm
CBC Studio 700
700 Hamilton Street
RSVP to Marisa Emma Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
A bold and unparalleled multi-choice narrative, in which every 10-12 minutes the audience votes to determine how the story progresses…
When an urban couple arrives for a week-long getaway at their dad’s vast rural estate, they find him gone and another man living there instead. They ask the man to leave, but he doesn’t want to go… and the audience decides what happens next. And when it’s revealed that the rights to this entire property are actually up for grabs, the audience must choose — democratically via every vote they make — who, if anyone, will be the ‘rightful’ inheritor of the land.
This showing of Inheritance is an interactive play-in-progress, written & performed by Daniel Arnold, Darrell Dennis and Medina Hahn and directed by Herbie Barnes. The work is slated to premiere in Vancouver February 28-March 15, 2020.
DANIEL ARNOLD and MEDINA HAHN (settler/immigrant ancestry) have co-written and performed Tuesdays & Sundays and Any Night, both of which toured to places such as the National Arts Centre, Edinburgh, Prague, New Mexico and New York. They are protégé recipients of Canada’s largest theatre award The Siminovitch Prize.
DARRELL DENNIS (Secwepemc) is the writer/performer of the Dora-winning Tales of an Urban Indian (Public Theatre New York, Autry in LA, Native Earth, National Arts Centre) and other plays, film, television, radio and the award-winning non-fiction novel Peace Pipe Dreams: The Truth about Lies about Indians.
Alley Theatre’s past work includes The Ridiculous Darkness, an inter-community production with a 44-person diverse cast; Three Stories Up, a dramatic thriller staged in complete darkness; Mrs. Warren’s Profession, a postmodern, immersive and digitally-interactive staging in a punk-rock club; and tours of Little One in which “this excellent company makes every moment count.” —The New York Times
Touchstone has been a leading force in Canadian play development for over 40 years, garnering over 70 local and national awards and launching and developing some of the country’s most important playwrights and actors. Touchstone also co-founded the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
Development Assistance for Inheritance
BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, Anvil Centre (New Westminster), Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (Burnaby), Citadel Theatre (Edmonton), The Cultch and Arts Club (Vancouver) and the National Arts Centre’s Collaborations program.