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A new work by Vancouver's Theatre Replacement about mothers and sons

Fri, Jun 14, 20197:00 pm
Sat, Jun 15, 20192:00 pm
7:00 pm
Doors open
Front Doors: 1 hr prior to show, Hall Doors: 30 mins prior to show
Rehearsal Hall
Festival of Live Digital Art


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Using the computer construction game Minecraft as a kind of theatre, a group of gamer/performers between the ages of 11 and 46 enact different mother-son narratives in front of an audience of roughly the same age. As they travel through digital terrains together, live-operating tales from the Beowulf saga, Bambi and The Terminator, personal stories of the powerful bond between mothers and sons emerge and weave themselves into the performance.

Inspired by the real-life relationship between Theatre Replacement’s Co-artistic Director, Maiko Yamamoto, and her 11-year-old son Hokuto and his obsession with Minecraft, MINE opens us up to expansive and strange new territories in an intergenerational performance that both interrogates and recognizes the role technology plays in our modern parent-child relationships.

Please note: MINE is performed through playing the video game Minecraft and includes stories that mention violence, death, and mortality. These stories are told aloud and also represented by video game avatars. The show is recommended for adults and tweens (10+) and contains brief, mature language.

*MINE is not an official Minecraft product, nor is it affiliated with Mojang.

Creators and Performers: Maiko Yamamoto, Conor Wylie, Remy Siu, Hokuto MacDuff, Daniel O’Shea, and four local kid gamer/performers

Lead Creative Team: Remy Siu, Conor Wylie, and Maiko Yamamoto

Direction: Maiko Yamamoto

Media Design and Operation: Remy Siu

Costume and Visual Design: Leah Weinstein

Lighting Design: Jeff Harrison

Dramaturgical Ear: Carmen Aguirre

Theatre Replacement Managing Producer: Corbin Murdoch

Commissioned by artsdepot, Cambridge Junction and Future Arts Centres. Originally co-produced by Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Theatre Replacement acknowledges the assistance of the 2018 Banff Playwrights Lab — a partnership between the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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MINE is presented as a part of the Festival of Live Digital Art which runs from June 12th to 15th at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Check out our website for more information about the festival and other performances happening that week.

Ticket prices are inclusive of ticketing fee and HST. 

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