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What is left of us

Free / Installation / Participatory

2359 productions

Union Station, Bay Street Promenade

August 9

August 10

August 11

20 Minutes

Ticket Price
FREE (registration required)

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What is left of us is a 20-minute interactive narrative piece, designed for one person at a time, set within the intimate confines of a phone booth. Upon entering, you are greeted by a ringing telephone. Answering the call initiates a journey, where the unfolding narrative is shaped by your choices.

It borrows notions of collapsology as a dramaturgical structure to discuss our societal and infrastructural legacy: what are the traces we leave behind for future generations?

While the history of the phone booth may initially seem anecdotal, it gains significance when juxtaposed with a discussion about collapse and infrastructure; the telephone booth is a forgotten artifact of our community. It remains everywhere. However, it is no longer visible. It must be in the middle of the desert to be perceptible once again. Nonetheless, its synthetic manufactured nature, its frame, could be one of our last traces. What will remain of the conversations we have had in these, the graffiti we have written on them, or the shelter they gave?

The phone booth, erected in the middle of apparent nothingness, a neglected artifact of a defunct collectivity, thus becomes a symbol of collapse and it’s potential.

This experience is offered both in English and in French.

Full details revealed on July 25th.

Guillaume Saindon – Director
Marc-André Charette – Voice
Émilie Camiré-Pecek – Voice
Zackari Gosselin – Production manager
Florence Leguérinel – Production manager
Seth Thomson – Digital development
Marie-Ève Fontaine – Dramaturgy
Anne-Marie Ouellet – Dramaturgy
Jack Terrion – Set design
Jean-Christophe Yelle – Music
Chantal Labonté – Lighting
Sasha Hayashi – Stage Manager
Kyle Ahluwalia – Technical Director

What is left of us is supported by Canada Council for Arts, Ontario Arts Council, City of Ottawa, Zones Théâtrales, and OFFTA


Content: eco-anxiety / collapsology
Sensory: flashing lights

SummerWorks Public Works programming – bringing artists and audiences together to experience public space in new ways.