SubDevision is almost here!
// May 7th, 2012 // Blog
Wait a minute… what the heck is SubDevision?
SubDevision is a celebration of devised, site-specific theatre. Live performances will take place in and around a massive party that unites independent artists and audience members in an immersive experience. Making indie theatre cool and accessible to Ottawa’s audiences, SubDevision features eight unique and concurrent performances specifically created for different subdivided spaces all within one alternative venue – St. Paul’s Eastern United Church 473 Cumberland Along with dj’s and a licensed bar, this is the theatrical event of the season and not to be missed!
That sounds pretty cool. How does it work?
Each ten-minute performance is unique in that it will be created with an individual performance space in mind – a kitchen, a closet, an elevator, even the sanctuary… Every piece is intimate and reflects the individual identity of the company that creates it. Each show plays over and over, over the course of the night so that audiences have the opportunity to take part in as many performances as they wish. SubDevision puts choice into the audience’s hands – see all eight shows or one piece again and again, hang back at the bar for a spell and compare experiences with audience members of like or differing minds, arrive and depart whenever you like – you set your own schedule and create your own experience.
And just who are these independent companies of whom you speak?
Eight of the most exciting indie theatre companies in the city! Besides Gruppo Rubato, you’ll see MiCasa Theatre, Ottawa Stilt Union, Skeleton Key Theatre, Deluxe Hot Sauce, Two Little Birds (in association with STO Union), Counterpoint Players and May Can Theatre.
I am definitely coming. How do I get tickets?
Tickets are available each night at the door, but if you’re a keener (and why wouldn’t you be?) you can purchase advance tickets by clicking here.
La fin des fins
As our contribution to the event, Gruppo Rubato presents La fin des fins, created and performed by company founders Tania Levy and Patrick Gauthier. Taking place in an elevator, the piece asks the question: “What if the space between light and shadow was measured in laughter?”
Seating for La fin des fins is extremely limited (it’s being performed in an elevator, after all) and will be determined by lottery. Find us on site to find out more details (don’t worry, we won’t be hard to find, just look for the elevator).
Interested in volunteering?
We’re looking for a few volunteers to help out over the course of the evening(s). It’s not back breaking labour, but we will ask you to help manage audiences, field any questions, and act as an extra set of hands. In return you get into the event for free, and get to hang out with some pretty cool people (that would be us). If this sounds like something you’d like to do, send an email to email@example.com.
We’re very excited to be participating in SubDevision as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations, and hope to see you there!
- p & t