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.
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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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.