Expanding the possibilities
of performance

Phillip sits at a table with his back facing the camera, on the left side of a dark room. On the table, there is a computer and camera facing him. On the right side of the room, a large projector screen shows a picture of a lush green forest. In the background, there is a white door on the left side, a white drop sheet in the middle, and a production spotlight on the right side. In the foreground, a monitor shows Phillip in front of a green screen with a white door and various pieces of equipment behind him. Photo credit: Philip Nozuka

PROOF OF EXISTENCE

Interdisciplinary / Music / Theatre / Video & Film


in association with Stratford Festival Lab


Details of schedule will be released on a rolling basis throughout the summer


Ticket Price
Free

Phillip sits at a table with his back facing the camera, on the left side of a dark room. On the table, there is a computer and camera facing him. On the right side of the room, a large projector screen shows a picture of a lush green forest. In the background, there is a white door on the left side, a white drop sheet in the middle, and a production spotlight on the right side. In the foreground, a monitor shows Phillip in front of a green screen with a white door and various pieces of equipment behind him. Photo credit: Philip Nozuka

PROOF OF EXISTENCE is a multimedia solo performance by Philip Nozuka currently in development. In this exploration Philip uses his original music and commentary to respond to YouTube videos as a way to explore the practice of engaging with social media content.

In transporting our often solo engagements with social media to a live and communal context, this work is asking: What needs to be seen right now? What is the quality of our attention when we are observing online? In a world where tech and media are often disembodied, individualist and inevitable, what can happen when we are digitally and physically present in a room together?

Philip Nozuka (creator/performer)

Jill Connell (dramature/outside eye)

Kevin Matthew Wong (projection design)

Malik Nashad Sharpe (choreographer/movement consultant)


Part of the SummerWorks Lab programming – a place for exploration, experimentation, and process. In the Lab, you can experience new works in development from artists exploring new possibilities in performance.