Imagined by Boca del Lupo and The Performance Corporation
Vancouver’s Boca del Lupo and Ireland’s The Performance Corporation join forces for Expedition, an immersive presentation of ideas around climate change. Delivered through two works of speculative fiction set in 2116, Underwater Archeologist and The Table, audience members can continue the conversation after each show with the creators and actors. After presenting an iteration at the 2015 Dublin Theatre Festival, and before making the journey to Vancouver to be a part of Boca del Lupo’s Micro Performance Series, Expedition makes it’s Canadian premier at the 2016 Magnetic North Theatre Festival. The show asks us to try to make sense of today’s missteps as ‘future historians’ with the luxury of a century of hindsight.
In Underwater Archeologist, we join a famous archeologist played by Boca del Lupo’s Artistic Producer Jay Dodge as he attempts to make first contact with a couple who, in anticipation of rising ocean levels, locked themselves in an underwater bunker.
In The Table, we enter into a world created by Tom Swift, Artistic Director of Performance Corporation, where he imagines the future of food and a devastatingly simple solution to our current climate crisis.
Both works are filled with humour and irony while remaining grounded in their effort to get to the heart of the often heady and overwhelming issues around climate change.
At the Magnetic North Theatre Festival as part of Magnetic Encounters and Nuit Blanche
Shipyards Park | Whitehorse, YK
June 18, 2016
As part of the Micro Performance Series
The Fishbowl | Vancouver, BC
June 22 – 26, 2016
Expedition is part of Culture Ireland’s 1916-2016 Centenary programme. Boca del Lupo’s Micro Performance Series is supported by Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Province of BC, City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver Fish Company. Exclusive media sponsor: The Georgia Straight.