I’m Not Here
14 Markham Street
|Saturday August 6th||8:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Sunday August 7th||1:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
|Sunday August 7th||5:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Sunday August 7th||9:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
|Monday August 8th||6:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Monday August 8th||8:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
|Tuesday August 9th||7:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday August 9th||9:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
Mature Content, Coarse Language, Cupcakes will be served.
Ariana, a pleasant young woman, tells us the story of her life. In a torrent of words, she describes a daily existence that’s unravelling, sinking, and slipping inevitably towards the brutal and unpredictable unknown. Between her boss’ cupcake schedule and the distractions of her life as an urban singleton, Ariana loses her way and breaks down: a total implosion. Nothing’s ever over because nothing ever starts.
This immersive performance about our lack of connection in this hyperconnected world takes place as a conversation between performer and audience. In the intimacy of hub14, audience members are engaged witnesses. You are invited to enter the play space of the very narrative as we attempt to bring the notion of interactivity full circle, back to the storyteller – back to where it all began. Montreal-based ad-hoc collective Composite Theatre Co. draws on the basic elements of theatre — the newly created text, the performer’s presence, the lone prop, a single musical phrase — to conjure whole worlds from a collage of text, movement, scenography, and sound.
Composite Theatre Company
Written by Marie-Claude Verdier; Translated by Alexis Diamond; Directed by Jen Quinn; Set and Costume Design by Sabrina Miller; Sound Design and Composition by Stephanie Moore; Stage Managed and Lighting Design by Isabel Quintero Faia; Performed by Shiong-En Chan, Alex Petrachuk, Nadia Verrucci; Produced by Composite Theatre Co.; Photos by Ron Diamond.
"How connected are we? Can the centre hold? Are cupcakes the essential building blocks of reality? An intimate spectacle of collapse. A banquet of everyday disaster. You’re invited." - Guillermo Verdecchia