EVERYBODY'S SPECTACULAR

15. - 19. NÓVEMBER 2017

THEATRE REPLACEMENT doing TOWN CRIERS

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WHEN // WHERE // DURATION // LANGUAGE

Saturday 27 – durational from 13.00 until 14.30

Sunday 28 – running from 13.00 until 14.30

 Different locations along Sæbraut starting at Sólfarið (a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason) at 13.00 (35 mins). 

On Sæbraut between Sólfarið and Snorrabraut at 13.15 (35 mins).

At Ástarbrautarbletturinn (a sculpture by Sigurður Guðmundsson from 13.30 (35 mins)

In English

ABOUT THE WORK

In a fixed location, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. In another part of the same country — or the world — a town crier receives these observations via a tablet, a modern day version of the trusty scroll. The criers ring their bells and declare these observations to the public. Drawing upon patterns of relaying information that mirror Twitter or Facebook, Town Criers treats everyday considerations as the news. Intimate and minute details are transmitted through the ether, and then filtered through the live body in an oratorical sculpture.

CREATIVE TEAM

Listrænir stjórnendur/Artistic Directors: James Long & Maiko Yamamoto

Listrænn ramleiðandi/Artistic Producer: Ragnheiður Harpa Leifsdóttir

Listrænn samstarfsmaður/Artistic Associate: Conor Wylie

Búningahönnun/Costume Design: Karen Briem

Framkvæmdastjóri Theatre Replacement/Theatre Replacement Managing Producer: Corbin Murdoch

Heimildaljósmyndun/Photo Documentation: Birkir Brynjarsson

Skrifarar/Writers: 

Gunnar Jónsson, Sofia Orfanou & Ólöf Fríða Gísladóttir

Hróparar/Criers: 

Herdís Sigurðardóttir Busson, Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson & Ólöf Sverrisdóttir

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Theatre Replacement is an ongoing collaboration between James Long and Maiko Yamamoto. Whether working together or apart, we use extended processes to create performances from intentionally simple beginnings. Our work is about a genuine attempt to coexist. Conversations, interviews and arguments collide with Yamamoto and Long’s aesthetics resulting in theatrical experiences that are authentic, immediate and hopeful. 

Theatre Replacement builds performances that speak to contemporary existence. When making this work, we recognize the accomplishments and failures of the world around us; use biographical material to magnify these events through extended collaborative processes and training programs; and reproduce the results for local, national and international audiences.

www.theatrereplacement.org

CREDITS

Town Criers is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia and Eco Art Incubator. The project was initially created as part of a residency at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Further development is supported by the Magnetic North Theatre Festival and the Yukon Arts Centre (Canada), Everybody’s Spectacular and A! Festivals (Iceland), Tiger Dublin Fringe and Tonnta (Ireland) and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver).