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Arts & culture, Theatre

Theatre – The Black Box Project

DATE & TIME
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 –
Friday, January 15, 2021
7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
COST

This event is free

WHERE

On line

The Black Box Project is a site-specific performance work that responds to the ‘black-box’ as a major spatial and theatrical paradigm of the twentieth century. How does such a definitive form - the black box; a basic rectangular volume, with all technology in view, a space painted black - resonate now and, in particular, with regards to contemporary issues such as big data, the rise of surveillance capitalism, and with themes such as logistics and memory? This collectively created site-specific project responds to contemporary meanings associated with the black box and, within the context of the COVID19 pandemic, engages with the ‘black box’ as a prefigurative space for how we want to be in the world; as a site for mediating experiences of performing collectivity in isolation.

Running time: approximately 70mins
Performances will be online until January 15th
 

Image Credit: Virtual Graphic Design: Myriam Olivier
PERFORMER-CREATORS

Welcome, Welcome

Performer Creator: Sina Hashemi

Space Design: Myriam Daphné Olivier

Dramaturgy: Ariane Janisse

 

Be More Human

Performer Creator: Ryan Litvak

Space Design: Andrei Mamaliga

Dramaturgy: Brooklyn Melnyk

 

The Librarian

Performer Creator: Sydney “Freddy” Van Camp

Space Design: Myriam Daphné Olivier

Dramaturgy: Brooklyn Melnyk

 

My Life in the 4th Dimension

Performer Creators: Aidan Cottreau & Ted Viadero

with special guests Jackson Thouret and Dean Persons

Space Design: Myriam Daphné Olivier

Dramaturgy: Ariane Janisse

 

Over It

Performer Creator: Faiza Boukaria

Space Design: Andrei Mamaliga

Dramaturgy: Brooklyn Melnyk

 

Les Larmes Perlent

Performer Creator: Aude Vallerand

Space Design: Andrei Mamaliga

Dramaturgy: Brooklyn Melnyk

 

She Comes Down to the Water

Performer Creator: Naomi Levy

Space Design: Myriam Daphné Olivier

Dramaturgy: Arianne Janisse

 

Tell Me What Your Love is Worth

Performer Creator: Charles Gao

Space Design: Andrei Mamal

Dramaturgy: Ariane Janisse

CREATIVE TEAM

Concept & Project Director

Shauna Janssen, Assistant Professor in Performance Creation

Spatial Design

Myriam Daphné Olivier and Andrei Mamaliga

Avatar, Costume, and 2D Object Design

Jonathan Stern

Sound Design and Composition

Jamie Woollard

Dramaturgy

Ariane Janisse and Brooklyn Melnyk

Videography

Amanda Gutiérrez and Shauna Janssen

Video Editing

Amanda Gutiérrez

Creative Consultants Virtual Reality and Mozilla Hubs

Amanda Gutiérrez and Matthew Gantt

Teaching Assistant

Amanda Gutiérrez

Lobby Design

Andrei Mamaliga

Lobby Text

Shauna Janssen

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