nowhen (noun) – “A point from which one has an unrestricted perspective in time.”
Seven paths, seven stories, converging in celebration of the thing that unites us: place. In nowhen, Alison Wong (York University Theatre and Canadian Stage MFA Candidate) invites guests to “let go of time, and revel in place”.
nowhen is a two-part, auditory and nature based experience, with groups choosing to start at one of seven entry points to High Park. Audiences gather to witness a choreographed narrative adapted from stories of different perspectives, featured in Living Hyphen magazine, eventually meeting at the park’s amphitheatre for a live performance, told through sound, movement, colour and language. The performance culminates in meditation, and celebration, of a deepened relationship to both the physical and temporal realms.
Featuring — Abriana Lashley, Cole Alvis, Djennie Laguerre, Hasib Rahim, Jiafan (Felix) Hao, Karolina Solovka, Yasmine Amirkahni
Directed & created by Alison Wong
Editor of Living Hyphen — Justine Abigail-Yu
Living Hyphen Writers — Alison Isaac, Emily Kedar, Karen Lahura, Ayla Lefkowitz, Victoria Liao, Nariné Martiros-Gharakhanian, Lance D. Morrison, Anika Rasheed, Thunderclaw Robinson, Dee Stoicescu
Set & Costume Designer — César el Hayeck
Sound Designer — Miquelon Rodriguez
Stage Manager — Laura Baxter
Assistant Stage Manager — Sandi Becker
Head Of Wardrobe — Laura Delchiaro
Cutter — Marlee Bygate
Stitcher — Janet Pym
Stitcher — Ilana Harendorf
Prop stitcher — Carly Beamish
Technical Director — Tristan Geothel
Assistant Technical Director — Aidan Ware
Head of Props — Mary Spyrakis
In the first half of nowhen, audience members gather at one of seven different entry points and experience one of seven choreographed narratives, or “tracts”, moving through the park. In part two, all groups arrive at the High Park Amphitheatre for a live performance.
Audience Guide including Visual Guide. This visual guide provides helpful information about how to arrive at the show, and what each tract will be like. Tracts 4 and 6 are the most accessible to those using wheeled devices.
Individual visual guides for each tract will be available prior to the performance.
Part one of nowhen is designed to be experienced by audiences via a smartphone app, ECHOES. Audiences are encouraged to arrive with a fully-charged phone and headphones.
Part of the SummerWorks Presentations programming – a vital collection of theatre, dance, music, and live artworks from across the country offering you a snapshot of contemporary performance.