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Guilty until further notice

guilty until further notice   IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS, I’ve read a stellar novel, an amazingly detailed investigative piece, and now a shattering memoir about what happens when the machinery of fighting terrorism grinds innocents into victims. This subject is at the heart of Theatre Conspiracy’s new play, Foreign Radical. The memoir is Mohamedou Oulf[…]

Foreign Radical: fun and fascination

Foreign Radical is a game so of course competition drives the piece. The heart of it, however, is something far more complex: the collective story of each audience that gathers to play. Each show is radically different depending on who shows up. They leave the theatre (in this case, shipping containers) knowing each other quite[…]

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Foreign Radical: Are You Game?

Are You Game? by Jeremy Waller, director Have you lived an ethical life online or is it rather murky? Are you outraged by government surveillance of its citizens or do you feel exempt from it? What kind of information do you think CSIS has collected about you? Are you willing to draw attention to yourself[…]

Foreign Radical: Designing the Game

by Milton Lim Over the last several months, I have been working on Conspiracy’s newest piece, Foreign Radical, a journey into the world of cyberwarfare, Internet censorship and security. Have you ever hesitated to put your name on a petition? Do you want to know all of your lover’s secrets? Is the value of free[…]

Interactive Storytelling

Gaming and Theatre

Interactive Storytelling: Video Games and the Theatre, hosted by Playwrights Theatre Centre Kathleen Flaherty, tonight is an event that we’re looking forward to. The concept of game play within theatre performance is something Conspiracy has delved into with Kathleen in a big way over the past year as we’ve been developing Foreign Radical. It didn’t[…]

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Getting in the Game: notes from a mixed reality

by Jeremy Waller Foreign Radical director We’re all in the same boat, and as Leonard Cohen says, “everybody knows”. If you’ve tuned into the news about cyberspace over the last couple of years, you realize we’re all being tracked, tagged, and titillated/distracted just enough to maintain the status quo. You’re still free to dismiss this[…]

Cyber warfare sleuthing satisfies research addict

by Kathleen Flaherty, Dramaturg Playwrights Theatre Centre I’m a research addict — by profession. Imagine all the news or scholarship, cartoons or rants about cyber surveillance, censorship and the military industrial complex/security apparatus, hacking, wikileaks, and paranoia — I’m dedicated to absorbing every crumb. As dramaturg for Foreign Radical I have licence to listen to[…]

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Privacy’s pricetag

By Tim Carlson How soon until we think of privacy as just a product, rather than a right? I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea since starting research on Foreign Radical. And I’ve been thinking more about it since seeing a photo of Obama in his privacy tent recently. When he’s on the road,[…]

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