Theatre Conspiracy’s 2013/’14
Conspiracy delves into the virtual world of cyber warfare and Internet censorship with Foreign Radical, explores the streets of the Downtown Eastside and the Lower East Side in Tanya Marquardt’s meta-memoir Duets for One, continues development of Extraction, concludes a fabulous collaboration with Craning Neck Theatre in the premiere of Erik Ehn’s Monster and launches the fifth edition of Club PuSh with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
What is the value of loneliness? When do we consider it a strength rather than an affliction? This show is about the transformational quality of being alone; the joy of it, the grief of it. Vancouver multi-disciplinary performer Tanya Marquardt moved to New York City three years ago to be alone with a blank page and begin work on her memoir, Stray, about her years on the street as a teen runaway. Duets for One adapts scenes from Stray in a cabaret-type performance — a montage-alogue integrating the influence of New York underground culture of the ’80s while experimenting with the duet song form, storytelling and movement. Duets for One premiered on February 1, 2014 at Club PuSh.