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 a game of secrets


Winner of Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Innovation Award
at the 33rd Annual Jessie Richardson Awards


New national dates to be announced soon


“…privacy, security, and government surveillance are important things to think about, and Foreign Radical provides a very cool format in which to do that thinking.”
– Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

“It is at times giddy and at times sobering and it is always involving both literally and figuratively. … A unique theatrical experience that induces a lot of nervous laughter from the intimate audience. … The (audience) seemed flush with excitement as they left.”
– David Jones, OUTspoken

““I spent more time thinking about this show than any other in 2015. There is a reason it won the Critic’s Choice Innovation Award at this year’s Jessie Awards.”
– Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

“SO GOOD, so relevant, so unsettling, so innovative…omg take my money.”
Zoë Forsythe, Cultch Concierge

“I wanted to share this again. If you love theatre or want to do something interesting and different. I can’t say enough great things about this performance piece by Tim Carlson. It’s been on my mind for days as well asTajana’s. We can’t stop talking about it! So please go and participate.”
– Tarique Qayumi

“Radical theatre that actually questions, provokes AND is good art!”
Shayna Plaut

“This level of personal engagement is unusual in the theatre, and it’s stimulating, as is the fluidity of the event: your experience is, to a very large extent, determined by the audience members you’re seeing the show with.”
– Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

World Premiere: April  2015 at The Cultch – Culture Lab

Foreign Radical draws participants into an intriguing theatrical game world exploring security, profiling, terrorism, freedom of expression and privacy in the age of cyber surveillance.

Mobile throughout the performance, they collaborate and compete, investigate and debate, gather evidence, are interrogated, and spy on each other. Depending on personal and group decisions, they are at times in divided in groups to witness different perspectives on dramatic scenes and documentary media that colour their views and ability to win the game.

With multilingual elements in Farsi and Arabic.

Written by Tim Carlson with direction by Jeremy Waller. Performed by Milton Lim & Aryo Khakpour with sound design by David Mesiha, set and lighting design by Kyla Gardiner, video design by Cande Andrade, dramaturgy by Kathleen Flaherty (PTC) and stage management by Florence Barrett.

Developed with the assistance of Playwrights Theatre Centre.


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