SummerWorks, the largest juried festival of predominantly New Canadian plays, is happening until Aug 19th and Noa Knows–it should not be missed. Specifically, Noa is looking forward to Invitations/Into/Traces or all I want to do is invent a machine which creates surprises, created and performed by Cara Spooner.
Using audience/participants’ social codes and expectations to inform the performance events, Cara’s interactive production will attempt to break down how and what is embodied during a ‘performance’ and acknowledge the traces that are left.
If you’re not totally convinced by Noa, check out Joslyn Kilborn’s review at Mooney on Theatre:
This is where I find the show’s strength: Cara’s ability to create a safe space for sharing that nudges audience members a little out of their comfort cloister and makes them feel happy about it.
This show was entertaining, fun, and intellectual, playing with notions of audience vs. performer and how we all choose various roles and patterns of behavior.
Invitations/Into/Traces will be performed on the 3rd floor of the Gladstone this Thursday 16th, 7:00 PM and Saturday 18th, 3pm and 7pm.
Don’t forget to show your SummerWorks ticket stub for 15% off any Gladstone meal (until Aug. 19).