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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[…]

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[…]

Extraction on Indiegogo

Theatre Conspiracy is thrilled to launch an Indiegogo campaign for Extraction. Extraction is Conspiracy’s most ambitious production to date. An exciting and challenging project, Extraction has thus far involved research in Beijing and Fort McMurray, and working with an international cast and talented local theatre makers. We mounted a work-in-progress presentation in July at Your[…]

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Theatre Conspiracy’s Extraction takes shape

After three weeks of creative jamming, the Extraction company is on the boards with a first-draft documentary show about traffic nightmares, diplomatic intrigue, oil politics and translation problems. Pictured are: Sunny Sun, Jimmy Mitchell and Teresa Tang untangling a Mandarin translation question; and composer Ron Samworth’s score, which builds toward a sonic “freakout” of some[…]

Dirty or Ethical Theatre

Ethical theatre / dirty theatre

How much tar sand does it take to make contemporary theatre? If we don’t use too much tar sand can we call it ethical theatre? Or is it just dirty theatre no matter how you slice it? These are a few questions being considered as Theatre Conspiracy begins creative sessions for Extraction after two years[…]

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