What can happen in an elevator? Absolutely anything!
Theatre Yes’s National Elevator Project features short plays written for and performed in working elevators.
Theatre Yes has arranged commissions for noted Canadian Playwrights from across the country to write very short plays (5 minutes and under) that explore the ritual of the elevator ride. The plays require audiences to enter elevators with the actors for one-of-a-kind, unforgettable performance experiences.
More info via this link and/or see text below: http://theatre-yes.ca/coming-soon/
Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can at the door
Where to meet: Let's meet at Tix on the Square (addy is above) between 6:45 -7pm
To Find Us: Look for Ann with her baby Guy amongst the friendly group planning and scheming the walking routes between elevators whilst singing to a large sunflower - the Big Guy.
Theatres and Arts Organizations involved: Eastern Front Theatre (NS), Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (NL), Mulgrave Road Theatre (NS), Playwright’s Atlantic Resource Centre (NS), Magnetic North Theatre Festival (ON), Imago Theatre (QC), Nightswimming Theatre (ON), Persephone Theatre (SK), L’Unithéâtre (AB), Ghost River Theatre (AB), Workshop West Theatre (AB), The Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation (AB), Shadow Theatre (AB), Rumble Productions (BC).
You will start at Tix on the Square, Sir Winston Churchill Square (9930 – 102 Ave), where you will be given a map and directions to each elevator. From there you will make your way to the location of each play in your own time. Plays are approximately five minutes in length and will be available on demand during each 2-hour performance window.
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The Tip of Things by Catherine Banks (NS)
Commissioned by Mulgrave Road Theatre
We have all left loved things behind in hotel rooms. There is a window of time that you might get them back. Even if the maid has already cleaned the room if you can catch her as elevator door is closing you might just change fate.
Earworm Duet by Megan Coles (NL)
Commissioned by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland
She can’t get married. He needs a body. Dude in the corner is oblivious. There are way worse people leading way better lives. This they know for sure. Facebook told them.
19/18 by Rick Chafe (MB)
Commissioned by Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation
A boy, a girl, and life after the down button.
I love You’re Hair and Other Conversations by Jason Chinn (AB)
Commissioned Workshop West Theatre
OMG, work is nuts busy! Thank god for morning elevator gab fests with your fav co-worker. Who’re we kidding, elevator small talk is a bitch.
The Club by Kendra Fanconi (BC)
Commissioned by the Magnetic North Theatre Festival
From The Only Animal creators of site-specific super spectaculars like NiX: theatre of snow and ice, and The One that Got Away, a play in the pool, comes, the upbeat intimate play. The Club is a playful look at the perfection of the random group who comes together in any elevator. Get ready to go up and get down!
Shepody, Rage and Wolfe by Ryan Griffith (NB)
Commissioned by Eastern Front Theatre
A mystery with elevator and music.
Sweden by Greg MacArthur (QC)
Commissioned Workshop West Theatre
Instruction Manual P. 23….during the initial selection process be on the look out for blemished skin, dilated pupils, excess hair follicles and / or abnormal BMI. Be rigorous. Fingernails, earlobes and nostrils can often hide deficiencies.
The Righteous Woman by Kenneth T. Williams (SK)
Commissioned by Persephone Theatre
If you were a vengeful God in the 21st century, The Righteous Woman is the kind of story you’d want in your Old Testament. This is a tale of vague orders from on high, broken promises and strange family relations.
Oct 16 (Preview)
Oct 17th -27th Shows available between nightly 7:30-9:30 pm.
Matinees Oct 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 2PM-4 pm
No Show on Monday Oct 21
Available at Tix on the Square or At The Door (Cash Only)
Preview $15.00 (Everyone)
—See the plays over three performance times of your choice during the run
Pay-What-You-Can @ The Door Tuesday Oct 22
— Does not include three night passes
ARTISTS & ARTISTIC TEAM
Directed by Heather Inglis
Co-curated by Melissa Thingelstad
Designed by Brian Bast
Mark Anderako, Candace Berlinguette, Lora Brovold, Lee Boyes, Patrica Cerra Jason Chinn, Ellen Chorley, Murray Cullen, Eva Foote, David Horak, Lana Hughes, Cole Humeny, Sharla Matkin, Nancy, McAlear, Troy O’Donnell, Niko Ouellette, Andrew Ritchie, Isabelle Rousseau, Morgan Smith, Ben Stevens, Caley Suliak, Melissa Thingelstad, Fred Zbryski
Stage Managed by Betty Hushlak
Assistant Stage Manager Joan Wyatt
Assistant Director/Producer Brooke Leifso
ATTENDANCE TIPS: THIS IS A WALKING TOUR. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER - BE PREPARED TO WALK, STAND, LEAN AND CLIMB A FEW STAIRS - NO SEATING PROVIDED.
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