Isolation Suite

By Tim Carlson

A Theatre Conspiracy and Rumble Theatre Co-Production

Premiering April 15, 2021 | Audio Series – Online
Listen at or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify & other major platforms

Isolation Suite by Tim Carlson.

UnDone is going grey. Fast. Not just physically but socially, psychologically and even technologically. Ghosted by friends and society at large, the aging, isolated musician fades toward invisibility in an East Vancouver that seems increasingly surreal. Can he survive his mission to get to “Mission”? It’s a long shot!

A rock performance piece mining metaphor and comedy in the grey zones of mental illness, Isolation Suite features live music by Cold Calculi (Theatre Conspiracy’s Tim Carlson and Rumble’s own Christie Watson).

Isolation Suite was slated for a Spring 2021 stage premiere but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the live version has been postponed until next season. In the meantime, we are producing an audio series, supported by music videos and a multimedia website, to be launched on April 15, 2021.

To give you a taste of the show and its music, we’re excited to share this trippy stop-motion video for “We Teach Our Objects How To Speak Our Language” by Margaret Krawecka and Ulla Laidlaw. The video was supported by a grant from Canada Council/CBC’s Digital Originals program.


COLD CALCULI – We Teach Our Objects How To Speak Our Language from Theatre Conspiracy on Vimeo.


Tim Carlson – playwright, performer, guitarist
Christie Watson – performer, drummer
Jivesh Parasram – director
Kellee Ngan – dramaturg
Margaret Krawecka – set and lighting design; video direction and animation
Ulla Laidlaw – music video director & editor; animation
David Mesiha – sound design
Gavan Cheema – associate producer, dramaturgical support


Moving Forward Family Services is a registered charity that provides low-barrier counselling for individuals, families, couples, and children. Their vision at MFFS is to ensure no one is ever turned away from quality counselling services.  Their unique model allows the agency to offer timely, affordable (including free for those with no income) counselling and support without being bound by restrictions based on gender, age, geography or presenting issues. MFFS is committed to building and contributing to healthy, healing communities.