Progress Lab presents as part of the OBSTRUCTIONS series:
i am all my sons
created by Leaky Heaven
With sound design by Nancy Tam and video projections by Parjad Sharifi.
WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013
DOORS: 8:30 pm – bar open
SHOW: 9:00 pm
RIGHT AFTER: Judging, Theatre Replacement gets their obstructions, then partytime!
LOCATION: Russian Hall, Strathcona (600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver), map link
Extra: At each obstructions show the next theatre company on the list receives their obstructions, delivered under a spotlight by a shadowy emcee. On this night Theatre Replacement will be on the hot seat!
A solo flight, genre-free fall (gulp) over Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
VANCOUVER, BC – What kind of theatre piece do you make when instructed to perform solo, take directly from the text of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and use no known genre? These are the challenges put to Leaky Heaven in creating a new work, as part of fun and fertile Obstructions series. Leaky Heaven’s answer: i am all my sons.
There have been five Obstructions shows to date. In December, Theatre Conspiracy rocked their obstructions, singing a song of love and redemption in the big-box store. Now Leaky Heaven has created something from these obstructions:
1. Steven Hill [Leaky Heaven artistic director] must perform either solo or as a featured performer. If other actors are incorporated they must have recently worked for Bard on the Beach – but NOT Lois Anderson.
2. All text must be excerpted from Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. No rewrites.
3. The piece cannot comment upon or use any known genre in any way. No play on tragedy or circus or greek comedy or French farce etc. It must be genre free and therefore a genre of its own.
Will they pass or fail in working with these limitations? The audience helps to decide! See the show and join in the post-show discussion.
About Leaky Heaven
Leaky Heaven is an interdisciplinary theatre company creating work that questions conventions of social relations, performance modalities, and event structures. We create hybridized work that examines and plays with the act of viewing, often through experiments with the locations and perspective of the audience. leakyheaven.ca
Obstructions is a radical new initiative intended to rattle the cage of local theatre makers. Inspired in part by the film The Five Obstructions, by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, Obstructions is the latest project from the group of theatre companies known as Progress Lab, producers of the wildly popular and innovative HIVE series. Over a one-year period, each company creates an evening’s entertainment based on some creative “obstructions” devised in secret meetings by the rest of the group. Participating companies are forced to create work outside their comfort zone; the result is like nothing you’ve seen from them before.