PODPLAYS 2020: Theatre to the Power of One
A decade ago, we used emerging digital technologies to explore and transcend the confines of typical theatrical performances to create PodPlays. These intimate, site specific audio plays for solo participants, use story, music and directional cues to transform the experience of moving through city landscapes. Now, ten years on and amid a pandemic filled with much online (dis)connection, isolation and loneliness, we are relaunching these works and considering the power of active aloneness and quiet contemplation at the heart of PodPlays. How will our experiences of these stories through familiar urban spaces be transformed yet again by time, memory and this unprecedented historical event we are living through?
PODPLAYS AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING JUNE 10-20, 2020
AUDIO WALK PARTY JUNE 13, 2020 4-5 PM EDT
DOG OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING (West End)
ASHES ON THE WATER (Gastown)
PORTSIDE WALK (Gastown)
FIVE MEDITATIONS ON THE FUTURE CITY (Gastown)
G… CORDOVA (Downtown)
How do I listen to a Podplay?
1. Read the audience agreement.
2. Take note of the starting point. Click [PODPLAY ROUTE] to see the route in Google Maps. The map legend includes a written description of the specific starting location.
3. Click “Listen in Browser” on SoundCloud player. You can also listen on the SoundCloud app.
4. Go for a walk! 5. Join Slack #podplays2020 to ask questions or share. New to Slack? HERE is a helpful document to get you started.
Join Slack #podplays2020
Tag @mariah.horner with tech questions.
Tag @Sandra Henderson with route queries or comments. Click HERE to get started with Slack.
G… CORDOVA, FIVE MEDITATIONS ON THE FUTURE CITY, PORTSIDE WALK were originally commissioned by Neworld Theatre, PTC (Playwrights Theatre Centre) and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Produced in partnership with CBC Radio One. Special thanks to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Westbank Developments and Easy Park.
ASHES ON THE WATER, DOG OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING, AUTHENTIC were developed and produced with support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada. PodPlays was conceived by Adrienne Wong with Martin Kinch, and produced by Adrienne Wong and Kirsty Munro. PodPlays 2020: Theatre to the Power of One is co-presented by Neworld Theatre and SpiderWebShow Performance/FOLDA with support from Playwright Theatre Centre (PTC).