Let’s say, just for now, that 2006 was the last unchallenged moment of western power — this white spectre’s final year of being the given, the norm, the voice… for everyone in the world.
This new work by Theatre Replacement and Spreafico Eckly (Norway) runs with this assumption and uses a 2006 magazine article from the New York Times Magazine to explore how social awareness has shifted over the last 13 years.
This monolog for two people, an actor and a sound designer, asks you to observe a creature — a creature whose voice is being repeatedly modulated through digital means — try to reconcile a 13-year-old piece of writing with their conflicted contemporary condition. It’s a surgical though meandering task that questions how much a shifting social context should influence the reading of the written word.
Conception, design and text: James Long and Andrea Spreafico
Performance: James Long
Direction: Andrea Spreafico
Sound Design and Performance: Nancy Tam
Lighting Design: Itai Erdal
Set Design and Construction: Philipp von Hase
Co-production support from BIT Teatergarasjen, Rosendal Teater and Carte Blanche.
Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Council Norway, Bergen Kommune, The British Columbia Arts Council, and Performing Arts Hub Norway.
August 11, 13 & 16, 2019
Longboat Hall, The Great Hall
September 16 & 17, 2019
October 19 & 20, 2019
For more information on the project please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Matt Reznek
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