Best Life is a new relational show performed by an audience for an audience, inspired by the machines that make our lives better. What if these domestic machines could whisper to us the stories of the people they are caring for? In Best Life, they become the audience’s companions—everyday ‘R2D2s’ that teach us how to perform the show for each other. Scenes emerge that reveal a suburban neighbourhood, over a span of 50 years—an origami of everyday objects—building a shared narrative of longing in this moment. An intimate and participatory audience experience that will simultaneously take you back into the past, as well as forward into the far, far future, Best Life also asks a much bigger question about what it is we are leaving behind.
Created by T/R’s Artistic Director Maiko Yamamoto, in collaboration with Antoine Bedard, Arthi Chandra, Itai Erdal and Keely O’Brien. Special thanks to Christie Watson, Remy Siu, Leah Weinstein, Cindy Mochizuki, Kyle Loven, Kris Nelson and Kee Hong Low.
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
November 2-5, 2022 @8pm
*Please note: tickets for this performance are limited!
For more info about Best Life, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Drawings by Keely O’Brien
Photos by Chelsey Stuyt