Co-produced with Rough House Productions
A playful look into the form of the public lecture, Theatre Replacement and Rough House 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 were 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 was a brand new encounter for the audience as well as the actors —the performers knew nothing about what was about to occur when they arrived to the theatre. Every performance featured two new beloved Vancouver actors. Over a course of a few hours, they were given the necessary training and knowledge needed to withstand the performance. The actors then performed Three Lectures on the North in front of an audience for the first and only time.
Theatre Replacement were the artists in residence at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and explored vocal acts of declaration as a container for two new experimental performances. 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
Photos by Mike Bernard and Cande Andrade
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