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The Expedition Continues for Our November MPS

Expedition: The Symposium and Apparition

A Micro Performance Series production, co-produced by Ireland’s The Performance Corporation

NOVEMBER 23 – 26, 2016
The Fishbowl on Granville Island.
Symposium accessible via live feed on Boca del Lupo’s Facebook Page.

Vancouver’s Boca del Lupo and Ireland’s The Performance Corporation join forces once again for Expedition: The Symposium and Apparition, the fourth installment of the Expedition series, which consists of immersive pieces of speculative fiction set in 2167 that explore ideas around climate change.

In The Symposium, prominent scientists, activists and humourists are asked to create 10-minute talks on their area of interest and expertise from a future perspective. Discouraging limits to their imagination and encouraging possible misinterpretations of the “past”, these talks are both funny and satirically insightful. Imagined by The Performance Corporation’s Jo Mangan, this piece will include speakers from both Canada and Ireland. Speakers include:

Mark Leiren-Young
Playwright, screenwriter, environmentalist, created the Jack Webster Award-winning CBC Radio Broadcast Moby Doll: The Whale That Changed The World

Maeve McGrath
Artistic Director of Sidhe Theatre and Film in Ireland, producer of Expedition at the Dublin Theatre Festival, acclaimed actress who appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film Brooklyn.

Yvette Nolan
Playwright, director, and dramaturg whose work has been performed across Canada. Was formerly the Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts and is currently the Artistic Associate at Signal Theatre.

Marcus Youssef
Playwright, director, actor, the current Artistic Director of neworld theatre. Co-creator of the world-wide smash Winners and Losers.

Steve Williams
Director of the sustainability event design firm Constructive Public Engagement, and a PhD candidate in Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC

Christine Quintana
Actor, playwright, co-Artistic Director of Delinquent Theatre. Wrote the Jessie Award-winning Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical.

Andrew Riseman
Associate Professor in Applied Biology and Plant Breeding at UBC. Academic Collaborator at UBC Farm.

Kevin Loring
Actor, playwright, Artistic Director of Savage Society. Wrote the Governor General’s Award-winning play Where the Blood Mixes.

Hiro Kanagawa
Actor, playwright, screenwriter. His latest play Indian Arm won a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award.

Holly Schmidt
Multi-disciplinary Vancouver artist.
Assistant Curator: Learning at the Contemporary Art Gallery and associate instructor at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Kevin Huang
Co-founder of the Hua Foundation, which works to empower youth to become engaged in environmental, political, and social issues.

Karl Quinn
(The Symposium host and MC)
Actor, writer, director, and voice-over artist from Ireland. Appeared in The Performance Corporation’s The Table, a piece in the previous iteration of Expedition in June.

Leading up to this event is Apparition, an outdoor installation featuring Saskatchewan-based playwright Yvette Nolan and Vancouver actor Quelemia Sparrow. Riffing on the stereotypical posters popular in the 70’s with native elders offering over-simplified wisdoms against the backdrop of a sunset on a mountain, this installation presents audience members with a vision from the future offering wisdoms of a very different sort.

Performances:
Apparition: November 23-26 from 1pm – 7pm.
Symposium: November 26 starting at 4pm.

Location:
The Fishbowl on Granville Island | 100 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC
Symposium also accessible via live feed from Boca del Lupo’s Facebook Page

Tickets:
Apparition: Free. Installation triggered by motion sensor outside The Fishbowl.
Symposium: Free. For more information about seating for the live performance at the Fishbowl, please contact Andrea Yu at andrea@bocadellupo.com. Online live feed is accessible only to those who “like” Boca del Lupo’s Facebook page.

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