One by one, 100 people enter the stage. These are not trained actors. These are everyday Vancouverites — the demographics of a city brought to life with the stories and individuals that make up Vancouver 125 years after its official beginning.
As questions are posed, the participants sort themselves according to opinions and political leanings, where they’re from, how they spend their time, what car they drive, what bus they take, their peanut butter preference and so on. A living, breathing portrait of Vancouver emerges.
100% Vancouver is based on an ongoing project of Berlin’s Rimini Protokoll, which has included 100% Berlin and 100% Vienna. The company’s signature style draws on the perspectives of “experts in daily life” to create contemporary works where everyday people are the theatre’s real protagonists. Directed by Amiel Gladstone with Casting Director/Dramaturge Tim Carlson, Stage Manager Rebecca Craster, Casting Assistants Sara Bynoe, Donna Soares and Xanthe Faulkner, Production Manager and Technical Director James Foy, Set and Lighting Designer Adrian Muir, Sound and Video Designer/Operator Candelario Andrade, Video Installation by Tim Matheson and Musical Direction by Ron Samworth.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s
Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
January 21 & 22, 2011
Photos by Tim Matheson