The Micro Performance Series presents:
A conversation you won’t soon forget.
By Boca del Lupo
Concept by Sherry J Yoon
Designed by Jay Dodge
Technology by Carey Dodge
With scripts by Marcus Youssef and Leanna Brodie
We’re asking playwrights the question: What is the most urgent conversation every Canadian should be having?
Then we’re asking them to write it. And asking you to have it.
Part theatre and part social intervention, Boca del Lupo’s Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. Two at a time, audience members are guided through a conversation about life, art and their surroundings.
The experience takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with a curly corded, red phone and an integrated teleprompter. An operator prompts two participants to engage in a three to five minute conversation written by a Canadian playwright. The act of having the conversation with an unseen stranger provides an anonymity that adds to the intimacy of the performance and encourages participants to be the actor in their own theatrical experience. Red Phone is a one-of-a-kind performance where anyone can engage in some of the most urgent, touching and uplifting conversations that prominent Canadian writers think we should all be having.
Boca del Lupo plans to install Red Phone in theatre lobbies and other public spaces across the country. In each new location, we will engage a local playwright to contribute a piece to the project.
Stay tuned for further details!