Wastelands, part of the Provocation Series at the 2018 IGNITE! Festival

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre presents:

Wastelands

part of the Provocation Series at Sage Theatre’s 2018 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists

June 5-9, 7:00 pm
Meet at West Village Theatre, 2007 10 Ave SW
$15 – Buy tickets
Passes also available: 3-Pass: $30, 6-Pass: $50

Hero is the last remaining human on Earth. She has been stranded on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, in the middle of the ocean, for years… but her days are numbered. Amidst acid rain, suffocating smog, and the plastic mass beneath her feet breaking apart, she tells her final tale using improvised garbage puppets and really, really bad poetry. Witness the end of Protagonist; behold the end of the world.
Wastelands is an apocalyptic comedy about garbage and the pieces of trash who produce it.
This is a workshop run, building towards the full-length production to be mounted September 6-16th in the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Wastelands is being developed with the support of Alberta Playwrights’ Network and Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre.
CONTENT WARNINGS: climate change, strong language, optional audience participation, bad poetry
Artists:

  • Creator-Performer: Savanna Harvey
  • Director: Lindsey Zess
  • Dramaturg: Vicki Stroich

Be sure to follow Sage Theatre and the IGNITE! Festival on Facebook, or tune into #IgniteYYC on Twitter for more festival action!
The IGNITE! Festival takes place on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy, comprising the Siksika, Piikani and Kainai First Nations, the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
For more information, call 403.710.0093 or e-mail info@swallowabicycle.com.


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