Ways of Being

On the left, a figure wearing non-surgical mask and is holding a lightbulb and a computer tablet. On the right, an audience member with short hair, viewed from behind. In the background an indistinct projection on the wall.
Ways of Being at Kick and Push Festival (2021), photo by Quang Bui

Ways of Being

Selfconscious Productions
Co-presented with the Kick and Push Festival


Showtimes

Friday June 10, 3:00pm ET
Saturday June 11, 3:00pm ET

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Venue

Available in-person only
Studio Theatre, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Description

BETA— An interactive performance for two different groups of audience, in two different cities, simultaneously.

Clayton is in Kingston and Michael is in Krakow, Poland. This show uses the Internet and theatrical magic to create a shared space where the two artists can perform together. Canadian and Polish audience members will be invited to engage with the artists, and each other in an attempt to imagine and re-reimagine their relationships to the city, to the productive possibilities of the Internet, and to time itself.

Ways of Being is a love letter to the act of gathering and the experiences that can emerge within.

Credits

Created and performed by: Clayton Lee and Michael Rubenfeld

Video and Lighting Designer: Frank Donato

Selfconscious Productions is an international production company that develops and produces work, books and manages tours and builds contexts for the presentation and representation of work nationally and internationally. We have a track record of success with building new and primarily international opportunities for Canadian work. Our focus is to find and work with exceptional Canadian performance makers, from across the country at all stages of their career, who we believe have the capacity to operate in world-class international contexts. These are uniquely Indigenous and Canadian voices who are pushing forms and dialogues forward and bringing them to a world stage.

In 2017, Selfconscious inaugurated CanadaHub at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which ran for three successful seasons and was awarded the prestigious Herald Angel for its entire program.

The Kick & Push Festival is an annual innovative performance festival that takes place in Kingston, Ontario. It is a professionally run three-week festival featuring award-winning Canadian performers and original, internationally award-winning work across eight venues in Kingston’s downtown core.

Acknowledgements

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Canada Council for the Arts logo

Commissioned by SpiderWebShow Performance through Canada Council for the Arts Digital NOW program.