KW Studios - 111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
“The piece is intimate and deeply personal. It’s also driven by big, deep questions about human purpose and the much larger, mythic forces at work in all of our lives.” — Marcus Youssef
“We all have fears and sometimes we can be brave and sometimes we can’t. The play evades a simple answer. Nevertheless, the true outcome is that in the end, we have all partaken in a collective journey to create something that we don’t know how it goes, and we journey together with generosity for the risk of participating. The result is a kind of vulnerable rough beauty. — Dr. Jenn Stephenson, PLAY: The Blog
David Gagnon Walker has written a play for himself and a gathering of friends and strangers to read together out loud. It’s the imaginary story of an imaginary child in an imaginary land. A poetic fable about how to live with the slowly unfolding emergencies of our world, it’s also an invitation to join in on the artistic process, and a testament to the power of a roomful of people discovering a new story together.
Created by a team of award-winning artists from across Canada, This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear invites you back to the theatre after the strangest years of our lives, asking you to help tell a story about worry and wonder, loneliness and community, beauty and fear.
Written and performed by David Gagnon Walker
Co-direction and lighting design by Christian Barry
Co-direction by Judy Wensel
Sound and video design by Tori Morrison
Physical design by Morgan Melenka
Technical assistance by Lauren Acheson and Patricia Vinluan
Venue: KW Studios - 111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Dates/Times: June 2 - 8pm, June 3 - 8pm, June 4 - 4pm & 8pm
Tickets: $20, including all service charges.
Produced by Strange Victory Performance
Thank you to Canada Council for the Arts, National Theatre School of Canada, 2b theatre company, and Common Ground Arts Society for development support.