Performing on the stage at Kingston Grand Theatre.
THIS PERFORMANCE IS NOT ACCESSIBLE
Create your ideal society in a mega-game of collaboration,competition, and potential utopia.
What if we could create our ideal society? What would it look like? How might others answer? Would they recreate the same systems we live in, or dream of newer ones?
Drawing together the forms of theatre and game night, New Societies invites players to address our role as citizens in an ever-changing political landscape but here, you have the power to make the change you want to see.
At tables of up to six players, guests collaborate with or compete against each other in order to build their ideal society. As they socialize and make decisions about their societies, each choice shapes the narrative and influences how all the other guests can play. Filled with humour and levity, New Societies is a playful challenge to reflect on how we operate within our current social structures, while giving players the opportunity to be the catalysts in crafting a better one.
"From joy to fear, anxiety and bonding. It was truly are markable and unique experience... I've never experienced that level of interaction before... I've never seen the audience being so intrinsically integral to the show in a seamless experiential level." - Alessandra Santos, PhD UBC Professor
"Fantastically complex and well thought out." - Colin Thomas, Playwright & Theatre Critic
Re:Current Theatre: Creator;
Brian Postalian: Director;
Sena Cagla, Howard Dai, Alexa Fraser, Evan Medd, Hannah Meyers,Pascal Reiners, Amanda Sum, Montserrat Videla, Meagan Woods: Performers;
Evan Medd: Dramaturgy;
Christian Ching: Scenographer;
Sam MacKinnon: Digital Interface Design;
Howard Dai: Digital Programming (2020-2021);
Stefan Nazarevich: Sound Designer;
Kayleigh Sandomirsky: Stage Manager
New Societies, by Re:Current Theatre, presented by Kick & Push Festival, in association with SummerWorks Performance Festival, Suitcase in Point, and WhyNot Theatre.
The artists also wish to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.
A digital version of New Societies played to sold out houses during the Kick & Push 2020. The 2022 version will be live.
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