A Rumble Presentation, Created By Re:Current Theatre
New Societies Online
December 10 - 11, 2021 ; January 7 - 8, 2022
For Ages 10+
Latecomers may not be able to be admitted.
Running Time: 2 hours
Friday December 10 – 11, 7-9pm
January 7 – 8, 7-9pm
Pay What You Decide, suggested price $10
About this event
An interactive theatrical experience to create your ideal society in a mega-game of collaboration, competition, and potential. Build, risk, advance, succumb. What happens next depends on you.
Join us for a mega-game of collaboration, competition, and potential Utopia. New Societies draws together the forms of a strategic board game and a theatrical narrative, all shaped by the choices you make as you play. This new interactive digital performance has been a hit with audiences of all ages in cities across Canada. Join us from your home – as a single player, with kids, or with a partner (any combination is possible!) – for the new digital edition of New Societies.
Guided by a set of facilitators, you’ll be placed in groups over a custom online platform to compete against or collaborate with other players in order to build your ideal society. Be careful, because as your choices shape the direction of your group, there are seven other societies also creating an ever growing and responsive landscape.
Filled with humour and levity, New Societies is a playful challenge to reflect on how we operate within our current world, while giving players the opportunity to be the catalysts in crafting a better one.
Play on your own, with a team at home, with friends in an online team! Please note there is a maximum of 6 players per team.
Original trailer courtesy of Crow’s Theatre
Due to the live and interactive nature of this production, it is not currently being offered with captions or audio description. However, audiences may enable Google Chrome’s live caption during the performance. If you have any access requirements or require specific information about the production, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will try to assist you.
How to Access
You will receive a unique link to the New Societies Online platform for your reserved date.
The majority of the performance is interactive, and only one ticket per device is allowed. It is recommended to reserve one ticket per player. If playing as a household on one ticket, your pod will be still be designated as a single player for the duration of the performance. New Societies Online is played in teams of six. If you would like to play with friends or family as part of the same team, email email@example.com your names and email addresses prior to the date of the performance. Please note there is a maximum of six players per team.
New Societies Online is not compatible with mobile or tablet devices. It is best experienced using Google Chrome web browser on a laptop or computer with good internet connection. You will need to have your camera and microphone on for the duration of the performance, and it’s advised you wear headphones.
Re:Current Theatre is a Vancouver/Toronto-based award-winning company creating performance that reimagines gathering. We have presented our work at festivals locally and nationally. We presented the Canadian Premiere of ‘The Smile Off Your Face’ by Ontroerend Goed, which won the SummerWorks Award for Best Production, received outstanding production recognitions from local press, and was featured on several “Best of the Year” lists. We are a deeply human collective engaged in questions that spark connection between strangers. We create one of a kind experiences that redefine what we think of as theatre. At times our work will be on a stage, though it’ll just as often take place in unconventional settings, on gameboards, in studios and over dinner tables. We use a multiplicity of materials and methods that tease the senses to create an intimate space of unpredictable wonder.
Director: Brian Postalian
Performers: Sena Cagla, Howard Dai, María Escolán, Alexa Fraser, Evan Medd, Hannah Meyers, Brian Postalian, Pascal Reiners, Meagan Woods, Montserrat Videla
Dramaturg: Evan Medd
Scenographer: Christian Ching
Sound Designer: Stefan Nazarevich
Digital Programmer: Howard Dai
Digital Platform Designer: Sam Mackinnon
Stage Manager: Laura Coons
Created by Re:Current Theatre
Concept by Brian Postalian, created with the company: Sena Cagla, Howard Dai, Alexa Fraser, Evan Medd, Hannah Meyers, Pascal Reiners, Amanda Sum, Meagan Woods, Montserrat Videla, and Laura Coons.
New Societies Online was made possible with the support from Upintheair Theatre’s eVolver Festival and Kingston’s Kick & Push Festival. Further development for New Societies Online is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Rumble Theatre.