War of the Worlds Reimagined: An immersive dance-theatre experience

War of the Worlds Reimagined: An immersive dance-theatre experience

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Port Credit Memorial Arena

40 Stavebank Road

Mississauga, ON L5G 2T8


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A thrilling, live, dance-theatre performance inspired by War of the Worlds by HG Wells.

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You are sitting in a massive arena, and it's completely dark. Suddenly flashlights gleam and flicker, casting odd shadows on the wooden ceiling. A radio crackles. Dancers emerge from the gloom; they dart past as an announcer's voice begins to speak urgently, rhythmically. Welcome to War of the Worlds Reimagined.

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War of the Worlds Reimagined welcomes you back to live theatre with a large cast of 16 performers, who bring our story to life. They dance to radio voices and music - a collage of sound combining Frog in Hand's 2020 War of the Worlds radio play with the classic Orson Wells radio drama from 1938. This site-specific dance production explores crisis and upheaval, engaging audiences in an urgent dialogue about the future we share. Using science fiction and memory to provoke conversation about the unknown, War of the Worlds Reimagined celebrates resilience while acknowledging we have travelled to a place from which we can never return.

Performance venue: The Port Credit Memorial Arena, 40 Stavebank Road, Mississauga (steps from the Port Credit GO station)

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Please be advised of flashing lights, haze/fog, loud sounds, strong language, and scenes of sci-fi peril. Read our full liability, covid protocol, photography release details here.

Featuring performances by Ryan Lee, Clarke Blair, Rebecca Diab, Sully Malaeb Proulx, Daniela Jezerinac and Alice Cavanagh, with Frog in Hand's 2022 Summer Company: Nicole Decsey, Celeste Chiapetta, Kaitlyn Seibold, Cailin Teranishi, Chiara Ghizzardi, Abby Silvera, Katie Adams-Gossage, Clara Isgro, Morgan Carroll and Sierra Household

Creative Team

Artistic Director, Choreographer, Creative Concept: Colleen Snell

Production Design, Head of Wardrobe: Noelle Hamlyn

Technical Director: Nicholas Simmons

Rehearsal Director: Alice Cavanagh

Dramaturge: Andrew Gaboury

Assistant Costume Designer: Kalina Popova

PR Representative: Isidora Kecman

Business Manager: Jessica Cen

Stage Production Worker: Makenna Martinez

Logistics: Heather Snell, Jill Hollingsworth

Set construction support and design: Ken Snell

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Mississauga, the Hazel McCallion Foundation, the Port Credit Community Foundation, and Canada Summer Jobs.

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