THEATRE REPLACEMENT: MOVIE GROUP
Older adults meet to watch, read, discuss and experiment creatively with classic American films and film scripts from the 60s and 70s. Discuss and explore the ways language, place and culture have changed in the 40 years since these films premiered. Our goal is to experiment with combining films, screen plays, individual personal stories, objects, movement, voice and performance.
Free, thanks to funding from the Vancouver Park Board.
Theatre Replacement is an ongoing collaboration between James Long and Maiko Bae 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. Questions of authorship, ownership and copyright are always alive inside our examinations of found materials. Conversations, interviews and arguments collide with Yamamoto and Long’s aesthetics resulting in theatrical experiences that are authentic, immediate and hopeful.
The company continues to build and tour work, and has been presented at internationally recognized festivals and venues, including Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa & Vancouver), Free Fall Festival (Toronto), High Performance Rodeo & Enbridge PlayRites Festival (Calgary), On the Boards (Seattle WA), Fusebox Festival (Austin TX), Noorderzon Festival (Groningen NL) and the PAZZ Performing Arts Festival (Oldenburg Germany).