San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We invite you to The Theatre Centre to see the inFORMING CONTENT artists present site-specific performances in response to the presentations made by our speakers on Friday.
This page is for audience members only. If you are an artist and would like to participate at inFORMING CONTENT, click here.
There will be 6 performances in total, performed on repeat throughout the afternoon. The performances overlap and take place in different spaces throughout the building. As a result, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to see all 6 - though you may get lucky!
Doors open at 2:30 PM so that audience members can sign up for performances happening in different time slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Theatre Centre Café. Starting at 3:00 PM, a coordinator for each show will collect their audience and bring them to their respective performance’s venue. Once the performance is over, audience members return to the lobby to meet their next guide, and be taken to their next destination…and so on!
Helpful tip: when signing up to see a performance, make sure to check its duration. If the first performance you see is at 3:00 PM and it runs for 20 minutes, you won’t be able to make the second performance you’ve signed up for if it starts at 3:15 PM. Don’t worry, though: staff on-site will be happy to help if you’re confused.
Since the inFORMING CONTENT performances will not be designed until the weekend of the event, we cannot say at this time whether there will be any mature content or disclaimers that the audience should be aware of. That information will be available on-site on May 1. In the past, we’ve had some emotionally intense performances. Some performances have asked the audience walk around, or crawl under things, or leave the building. Many were intimate, one-on-one experiences. Leave your expectations at the door. Don’t worry, though: we’ll take good care of you.
Space for audiences is limited.
About inFORMING CONTENT:
inFORMING CONTENT is a two-day workshop combining experimental approaches to theatre-making with expert academic presentations on the world-of-the-moment. The workshop aims to expose young theatre-makers to forms of creation that are outside the scope of most traditional training in Canada. We strive to challenge artists to collaborate with academic experts in performance creation. By doing so, we institute a dialogue that will allow these new forms to mirror, prod at, and in some cases explode content.
Promotional video and photography will be taken during the event. By RSVPing for a ticket, ticket holders give Volcano permission to use photograph, image and/or audio recording of the ticket holder taken during inFORMING CONTENT in publications, promotions and other media.
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Volcano is an international, award-winning theatre company based in Toronto. We create art that is at once stylistically and socially modern, and vividly accessible and entertaining - a combination that makes for great theatre. Our work boldly explores identity, politics, history - all the ingredients that make up the world today - from the internationally informed perspective of 21st century Canada. We create art by synthesizing styles and skills from across art forms, genres, and geographic boundaries; assembling local, national, and international artists in one of the world's most dynamic cultural hubs to craft compelling stories. Led by Artistic Director Ross Manson, Volcano has been a vital contributor to Toronto's theatre scene for almost twenty years, and continues to redefine what it means to produce outward-looking, innovative theatre.