Walking Fish 9. Science and Transformation | July 4th, 2011
For its 9th incarnation, the Walking Fish Showcase will feature three commissioned 20-minute shorts at the Neanderthal Arts Festival, exploring the theme of science and transformation. The three shows include:
- At First I Thought it was...
New Colour Productions (Stacy Sherlock & Emily Griffiths) will dissect the outdated technologies that litter our streets, transforming them into new thoughts, forms and ideas.
Xua Xua Productions (Dani Bryant & Andrea Loewen) will create a piece about a young man who loses the very thing that makes him a man... what happens when he turns to technology for a replacement?
He gets a cannon arm.
Level Headed Friends (Peter Carlone, Mack Gordon, Spencer Davis, David Brown & Melanie Moore) will explore what happens when a world-altering secret just can’t be kept.
How did we choose the Walking Fish plays?
These three short plays were selected from a competitive process held earlier this year. The organizers, Upintheair Theatre and Left Right Minds, asked for local artists to submit proposals inspired by the theme of science and transformation. Each of the three chosen short plays will be featured on the stage of the Cultch's Historic Theatre as part of the programming for this year’s Neanderthal Arts Festival.
The Neanderthal Arts Festival is a curated, developmental festival, providing a platform for theatre artists and companies to showcase and try out new and experimental work. Our goal is to encourage work that takes risks, is creative and has a clear artistic vision.
National Shows, Walking Fish, and More for Second Week of Festival | July 27th, 2010
Our second week is upon us! The second set of shows begins tomorrow night and this is just a quick reminder about what is coming up!
- Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show
Every Canadian experiences the benefits of oil, but many know very little about life at its source. Behind every barrel, every economic projection or environmental scandal, there are people. Who are the people at the northern tip of Alberta's Highway 63? At the heart of the world’s largest energy project, theatre creators from across Canada use a blend of verbatim and improvisation to bring the front lines of the oil sands to Vancouver.
- Countries Shaped Like Stars
The courtship of Gwendolyn Magnificent and Bartholomew Spectacular is a tale of love best heard through a tin-can telephone. With performer-operated lights, water glasses, whirly winds and a mandolin, they create the sounds and images of a landscape forever altered by regret.
- The Hanging Judge
In a cemetery outside 19th Century London, two trolls meet by the discarded corpse of a hanged judge. The mangier troll, Blemish, has brought a bag with him inside which is a bound man. Blemish would like to eat this man, but the other troll – Chantecler – has just returned from France, where Napoleon has ushered in an era of enlightenment. And Chantecler has learned.
- Walking Fish
And don't forget about the Walking Fish! Five up and coming shows that will excite, tantalize, and make you fall in love with theatre - all over again.
Check out the schedule to find out more. See you all tomorrow!
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