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CONFITEOR [vol ii]

created and performed by: obra anaïs performance ensemble

(Burcu Emeç Michelle Rambharose, Allie Shapiro, Meagan Schroeder, Peter Shaw, Jillian Harris, Anthony Kennedy, Devon Bate, Alex Petrachuk)

Obra Shell, Griffintown, Montréal, May 2016

 

CONFITEOR [vol ii] is an immersive theatre piece where performers explore varied reflections of their 'best revolutionary selves' and invite audiences to do the same by engaging with a dystopian, high-stakes world set in the year 2032. The show provided a uniquely intimate experience that called for the critical examination of oppressive systems inherent within capitalism.

 

This show provides a uniquely intimate experience that calls for the critical examination of oppressive systems inherent within capitalism, such as surveillance and propaganda, that make radical movements of social justice necessary. In confessing the ways in which we cower from our most revolutionary impulses and desires for change,

CONFITEOR [vol ii] poses an even greater challenge to its audience: to be more revolutionary in your daily life.

 

NOMINATED BY THE MONTREAL ENGLISH THEATRE AWARDS (METAS) - TAG WEBSITE-http://metas.ca/awards/archives/

Outstanding Independent Production

Outstanding Ensemble

Outstanding Emerging Artist

Outstanding Set Design

Outstanding Sound Design (Devon Bate)

 

Stage Manager: Anna Lytvynova

Design Consultant/ Light Design: Darah Miah

Sound Design: Devon Bate

Music & Original Composition: Xavier León, malky

Projection Design: Xavier Leon, Anthony Kennedy

Video Design: Anthony Kennedy

Voice Performance: Noah Drew

Video Performance: Gabriel Schultz

 

 

PRESS

“Since its production of Confiteor: Vol II last year, up-and-coming performance ensemble Obra anaïs has proven itself to be a powerful, game-changing player in Montreal English theatre with its intersectional feminist and eco-socialist contemporary pieces that are engaging, provocative, and unique in aesthetics.”

- Montreal Theater Hub

CONFITEOR [vol i]

 

created and performed by: obra anais performance ensemble

 

(Burcu Emeç Michelle Rambharose, Allie Shapiro, Meagan Schroeder, Peter Shaw, Jillian Harris, Anthony Kennedy, Devon Bate, Alex Petrachuk)

 

Rialto Theatre, Montréal, March 2016

 

Descend a long way down into the basement of the historical Rialto Theatre on Parc Avenue, for an intimate affair with nine performers who greet their roaming audience with clandestine meetings and the confessions of hidden secrets.

 

CONFITEOR [vol.i] is a piece that extrapolates on nine individuals’ reflections on seduction: the performance of presenting one’s supposed best self through learned behaviours. The event is centered around discovery, divulgence and persuasion and is approached through multiple contemporary theatrical forms. CONFITEOR [vol.i] opens up a space for reflection as it unravels the problematic, the absurd, and the erotic in these dances of seduction.

 

Composers: BUFFLO, Xavier León, Malky, and tracks featured by SUUNS.

 

Lighting Design: Darah Miah

 

PRESS

 

CONFITEOR [vol.I] is awarded third best play in the Best of MTL 2016: Film & Arts category: Cult Montreal

 

Re:Stage Reviews does an in-depth video review of this production found here.

 

IDEM EADEM IDEM

 

created and performed by Allie Shapiro, Lady Vanessa Cardona, Tyson Houseman, Cooper McGinnis, Kelly Craig, Alex Petrachuk

 

SIPA Short Works Festival, Concordia University

 

Idem eadem idem (Latin): pron. & adj., the same, the same person

 

IDEM EADEM IDEM is a collective creation performance piece that focuses on questions of identity from individual, psychological, and societal viewpoints. The performers translate aspects of their own lives and experiences into a movement based performance that addresses the concept of how one perceives oneself as human and how this affects all individuals in a society. Each performer’s story offers insight on differing aspects of identity and the various ways in which one evolves over time. This performance will allow the audience to question what it means to have an identity and why we, as a species, need to identify. Every aspect of our society shapes and molds us into the person we are today, but when you strip it all away, what is at our core?

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