“Red Phone”, Boca Del Lupo
July 1 @ 12:00 am - August 22 @ 12:00 am EDT
The Fishbowl on Granville Island from July 1st to August 22nd
Thursdays to Saturdays 1pm to 5pm
*please note that there will only be walk ups on July 1st
Admission is free, walk ups are encouraged, and donations welcome. However, if you are keen to book a specific time you can do so through Eventbrite. A $5 reservation fee will apply.
Bring your reading glasses!
Conceived by Sherry Yoon and designed by Jay Dodge, with technology by Carey Dodge, Red Phone is a conversation that you will not soon forget. Part theatre and part social intervention, Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. It takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with a vintage red phone and an integrated teleprompter.
Two at a time, audience members engage each other in a five-minute conversation written by a Canadian writer. The act of having the conversation with an unseen partner provides an anonymity that adds to the intimacy of the performance, encouraging participants to be the actor in their own theatrical experience. Red Phone is a one-of-a-kind performance that has been described as the theatrical equivalent to singing in the shower.
Free of charge and open three days a week, anyone can walk up and into the booths with a friend or family member and spend 5 minutes engaging in some of the most urgent, touching, thought provoking conversations written by some of Canada’s most exciting writers (bios below).
As part of Boca del Lupo’s relaunch plan we will be following the lead of ActSafe where our own Carey Dodge sits on the Performing Arts Standing Committee [actsafe.ca].
Our current collection of Red Phone scripts includes contributions from PGC Members Keith Barker, Leanna Brodie, Susanna Fournier, Karen Hines, Hiro Kanagawa, Janet Munsil, Yvette Nolan, and Marcus Youssef.
Event link here.