Co-produced with Rough House Productions.
A playful look into the form of the public lecture, Theatre Replacement and Rough House have commissioned three speeches on the subject of Canada’s North — a region many of us use to define our country, but few of us have actually experienced. These three speeches have been woven together to convey our complex attachment to the North. Featuring the writing of Marie Clements, Clare Duffy and James Long, topics flow from ideas of a new northern superhuman — able to withstand conditions and tap the untapped wilderness — to our own fetishization of the North, from the cursed Franklin Expedition to Stephen Harper’s own ‘Arctic sovereignty legacy.’
Each show will be a brand new encounter for the audience as well as the actors —the performers will know nothing about what is about to occur when they arrive to the theatre. Every performance will feature two new beloved Vancouver actors. Over a course of a few hours, they will be given the necessary training and knowledge needed to withstand the performance experience. The actors will then perform Three Lectures on the North in front of an audience for the first and only time.
Theatre Replacement are the artists in residence at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts this season, and are exploring vocal acts of declaration as a container for two new experimental performances. We call these new works Oratories. Click HERE to learn about the other project.
This WORLD PREMIERE of Three Lectures on the North is co-produced with the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Created by Candelario Andrade, Camille Gingras, James Long, Maiko Yamamoto, Conor Wylie and Mark Eugster. Performed by: Quelemia Sparrow, Andrew Laurenson, Tom Scholte, Tricia Collins, Marci T House, Nadeem Phillip, Kerry Davidson and Raugi Yu.
Rough House builds, produces and tours new interdisciplinary works for theatre which irreverently reflect the absurdities of contemporary culture. We actively bring together artistic collaborators from different disciplines and backgrounds to construct playful and provocative productions that engage audiences through the humanity of live performance.
May 18-21, 2016, 8PM
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts