The elevator plays are 10-minute pieces that play in rotation with 5-7 audience members entering the elevator at a time. The times listed are the initial start times and the play will run every 15 minutes for the period of one hour. The box office for tickets is in the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (400 Colony Street) and performances are across the street in Centennial Hall. Presented with the support of Downtown Winnipeg Biz.
Produced by Theatre Yes (Edmonton, AB)
Theatre Yes fearlessly engages audiences in artistic events that surprise, challenge and empower, creating regional and national cultural conversations. We value and honour art and artists as forces that provoke insight and dialogue about complexities of modern life. Theatre Yes’s National Elevator Project is a series of 16 short play between 3-12 minutes in length that require audience members to ride elevators with actors placing them in the thick of one-of-a kind performance experiences. Two of the elevator plays will be presented as part of FemFest 2015.
Curated by Heather Inglis
Directed and Co-curated by Melissa Thingelstad
Designed by Brian Bast
Production Coordination Lora Brovold
- The Club by Kendra Fanconi and The Only Animal (Vancouver, British Colombia)
Commission funds provided by the Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa, Ontario)
From The Only Animal creators of site-specific super spectaculars like NiX: theatre of snow and ice, and The One that Got Away, a play in the pool, comes, the upbeat intimate play. The Club is a playful look at the perfection of the random group who comes together in any elevator. Get ready to go up and get down.
Featuring: Elena Anciro, Ian Bastin, Kathleen Gallagher, Aaron Pridham and Monika Thurn Und Taxis
September 12th at 4pm; September 15th at 5:30pm; 5:45pm; 6pm; 6:15pm and 8:15pm; 8:30pm; 8:45pm; 9pm
- Closed for Urgent and Extraordinary Work by Alexandra Haber (Montreal, Quebec)
Commission funds provided by the Imago Theatre (Montreal, Quebec)
3AM. It is the witching hour, a time when anything can happen. With the possibility of a million parallel realities, what are the chances that they will at some point intersect?
Featuring: Kim Kakegamic and Charis Wiens
September 13th at 7pm; September 14th at 5:30pm and 8:15pm