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Imaginary Campfires

Presented by The Theatre Centre

 

Imaginary Campfires are two short recorded storytelling performances. They’re partly inspired by Latin American storytelling and Japanese Rakugo, where a single speaker brings all characters and events to life. They also experiment with video art and illustration. The Shining Lake (performed by Monica Garrido) is the life of an immigrant woman translated into a fairy tale. The Likewise Madam Mirror (performed by Polly Phokeev) is a short, horror-tinged story about people’s relationship to their own thoughts.

Content warnings: Depictions of threats of violence and psychological/supernatural harm.

Experience note: The Shining Lake will screen in person as a 360° immersive experience alongside The Observer Effect by Nehal El-Hadi and Coco Guzmán in the Franco Boni Theatre. Capacity for each screening is limited. Once you’ve reserved a ticket, a patron experience representative will be in touch to schedule a specific screening time between 12-9:30 pm EST. The Likewise Madam Mirror will be available to watch online only at theatrecentre.org from May 9-15, 2022.

Click here to watch The Likewise Madam Mirror

Credits

Created by Lorena Torres Loaiza
Performed by 
Monica Garrido and Polly Phokeev

 

ASL will be available for most performances. The Theatre Centre is a physically accessible venue with barrier-free washrooms on each floor and a lift for public use.
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From May 13, 2022
to May 13, 2022

Tickets are FREE — donations happily accepted.

Venue

online, gallery

Performance Dates

May 13 @ 12-5pm – IRL
May 13 @ 5-9pm – IRL

This performance is two short films. Madam Mirror runs for 15 mins, The Shining Lake is 25 mins.

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Hybrid by Design is made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Fund, and the Department of Heritage Canada Arts Presentation Fund.