Upintheair Theatre presents

The Array: The Shape of the Galaxy

NOV 7-9, 2019 - The GREENHOUSE - 1885 Venables Street

4 Companies, 3 nights, one theme

Experience Upintheair Theatre’s new pilot commissioning series The Array! Four Vancouver based companies have been commissioned to create an evening of 15-20 minute short performances examining the same theme. The theme for 2019 is: The Shape of the Galaxy. 

Why The Array? In Astrophysics, an array is a group of satellites and telescopes which can be trained on a single phenomena to provide a more detailed, nuances, and multi-dimensional understanding of the subject than could be gained by a single instrument. The Array proposed the teams of artists as telescopes.

Elysse Cheadle - Big Bang Bang

A composition for slants, hand tools, gravity, and Velcro Piano.

Driven by stubborn curiosity, Big Bang Bang plays irresponsibly with some pretty elemental properties of physics, with (literal) construction and deconstruction, and largely: with the properties of Velcro. We’re going to get loud, get stuck, get inverted, and try to figure out how it all began.

Big Bang Bang is brought to you by an ad-hoc collective of currently local artists interested in live-ness, stickiness, noise, and surprise. The project was initiated by writer/director Elysse Cheadle, and includes: dance artist/deviser Robert Azevedo, maker/performer Keely O’Brien, and composer/sound-maker Martin Reisle.

Written & directed by: Elysse Cheadle

Performed by: Robert Azevedo, Keely O’Brien and Martin Reisle

Erika Mitsuhashi & Francesca Frewer - the shape of something changes as you move through it

Relation and the unknown

In this new work, collaborators Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer explore the precarious space between otherness and togetherness. When we find ourselves faced with fundamental uncertainty, how do we make sense of ourselves, our perceptions, and one another? Through formal experimentation with movement, text, and theatrical artifice, they use these questions to explore ideas surrounding agency and subjectivity.

Created and performed by: Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer

Theatre Conspiracy - The light we'll never see (working title)                                    

 Sonic array explores light and darkness

The light we'll never see is a spacy song cycle touching on the complicated relationship between creative and destructive cosmic forces, the bond between speculation and technology, and how discovery inspires both humour and horror.

Co-created by: Tim Carlson, Veronique West, Didier Brûlé-Champagne and Ilana Zackon

Co-drected by: Tim Carlson

Co-directed & dramaturgy by : Veronique West

Performed by: the band Azure Leaf (Didier Brûlé-Champagne and Ilana Zackon)

Upintheair Theatre - Starman

A man, his chair, and a pact to never leave his room.

Starman is a dark comedy about a man and the hungry sucking loneliness that has led him to lock himself in his room for the rest of his life. Through his very unpopular VLOG - Daryl (aka Starman) will take his internet “friends” on a journey into his chosen exile. But Starman’s isolation may lead him to confront a part of himself he never knew existed.

Written by: Pippa Mackie

Directed by: Daniel Martin

Performed by: Arash Khakpour & Dave Mott


Lighting Design by Jono Kim
DJ Flyte Every Night

Cocktails by Brandywine Bartending

Nov 7, 8PM
Nov 8, 8PM
Nov 9, 8PM
Pay what you choose: $10 / $20 / $40

The Greenhouse Studion The Cultch @ 1885 Venables Street Vancouver BC V5L 2H6

Photography by Didier Brûlé-Champagne

Poster Design: www.artleftcreative.com