The Theatre Centre
The creator of The Stranger (multiple worldwide sold out runs) and Off Limits Zone (Luminato Festival) brings you an initial experiment for a new interactive experience around the theme of immigration. The project is presented by DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) in partnership with The Theatre Centre and Istituto Italiano di Cultura.
From June 19th to June 29th, Daniele Bartolini will work at the Theatre Centre on a creation of an interactive narrative piece with the theme of immigration. He will be collaborating with a group of community members and newcomer artists.
The workshop compares the experience of Italian immigrants from the fifties and sixties to the ones of recent newcomers from around the world.
A series of open rehearsals will be presented throughout the workshop. For people interested in participating in the process and giving their personal contribution as artists or audience members, please email Daniele Bartolini.
Open rehearsals: Free. Please RSVP to Daniele Bartolini
Workshop presentation: On Thursday, June 29, Daniele will present an open rehearsal of an interactive narrative piece with the theme of immigration. The experience has moments designed for one participant at a time and collective parts. From 5pm Until 10:30pm, every 10 minutes a new participant will begin their journey. FREE sign-up here.
Waves is the second in a series of two experiments from Daniele Bartolini. The first experiment, The Apartment, takes place from June 9–18 in a secret location near the Bloor West area.
Alone, you step inside the apartment of a recent immigrant. Explore the environment around you and discover the story of the person who lives there. You become the actor of your own experience and connect with the life, challenges and desires of a new comer to Canada. As you delve farther inside their world you become the tenant yourself; perhaps leaving bits of your own story behind.
Dates: June 9th -18th. Slots are every 35 mins from 5:30 until 10:45pm.
Please visit DLT for further details and reserve your slot,
The Future of The Project: These activities will help inform a theatrical day trip around Toronto and the GTA, that will be presented in 2018. The final piece will be an epic voyage across the city, including its popular and hidden spots, where audiences (or better called travellers) will be exploring a variety of environments. They will come face to face with characters connected to Italian culture and the world of new comers to Canada.
Concept and direction: Daniele Bartolini
Created by Daniele Bartolini with a number of community members and newcomer artists (names TBA)
Assistant Director: Danya Buonastella
Stage Manger: Raylele Turner
Sound Design: Matteo Ciardi