BOCA DEL LUPO FACES THEIR OBSTRUCTIONS
May 26, 2012
PL1422,(1422 William Street)
7pm – check-in, mingling and pre-show activities
8pm – Boca del Lupo show
Immediately after the show – judging, new obstruction, and party into the night
Tickets $15, here.
VANCOUVER, BC – Following three sold-out iterations of the Hive party series, Vancouver’s
Progress Lab network of indie theatre-makers comes together to test the theory that creativity
feeds on limits.
Inspired in part by the film The Five Obstructions by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, the core
artists of each participating company submits, a few at a time and under a cold spotlight, to a list
of obstructions delivered by a shadowy emcee. The companies are then commanded to create
their next production around those limitations. The obstructions for each company have
been developed in secret by their peers – a custom-designed set of obstacles that will prompt each
artist to adapt to a new approach to making theatre.
Boca del Lupo is the first company to step up and create a piece with their peer-given
obstructions (handed out in October 2011). Known for their tech-savvy spectacles, Boca del Lupo
steps inside the box to make something unlike anything they have before.
1. The piece must be done in an empty space (bodies allowed) without props or electricity.
2. The inspiration for the piece must be drawn from a page selected randomly from the business
press on the day before their performance.
3. The piece must use a satiric style.
About Boca del Lupo
Lead by Jay Dodge and Sherry J Yoon, Boca works with a broad spectrum of artists and
organizations when creating their productions. As one of Vancouver’s most innovative and
dynamic theatre companies, Boca del Lupo specializes in experimental theatrical productions and
spectacular outdoor presentations while focusing on collaborations with international, national
and regional artists.
For more about Boca del Lupo, visit their website: bocadellupo.com