Live Theatre And Digital Media Merge In Stef Smith'S GIRL IN THE MACHINE
Bustle & Beast will present Girl in the Machine by Olivier award-winning playwright, Stef Smith.
A one-of-a-kind immersive theatre experience is coming to TELUS World of Science - Edmonton's Zeidler Dome!
Girl in the Machine explores digital dependency and human relationships with the help of state-of-the-art 10K resolution in the Zeidler Dome immersed into a live theatre performance. It offers audiences a 360-degree visual experience in an intimate setting. The production team includes homegrown and international talent including projection designer, Sean Nieuwenhuis (Broadway's SUMMER, Dr. Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar)
This is the first theatrical production in the Zeidler Dome since its extensive renovation and the first theatre production in twenty years. It's not to be missed!
"When I walked into the Dome, I knew immediately it was the perfect space for this production," says Director Brenley Charkow. "It was imperative that the performance space and the play work symbiotically together."
Girl in the Machine shares the gripping, emotional story of Polly and Owen. When a new gadget - a Black Box - enters their lives, the couple is forced to navigate the powerful force in their relationship: technology addiction.
"Whether it is the ping of a notification, citizen chips embedded under the skin, the repeated cycles of anxiety and exhaustion, this project examines a very realistic future of the complete disintegration of communication with the world around us," Charkow adds.
Girl in the Machine is written by Stef Smith, an Olivier-award winning playwright and recently short-listed for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in writing for her new play, Nora: A Doll's House. It is presented by Bustle & Beast Theatre- an award-winning independent Theatre company.
Girl in the Machine opens March 3, 2020 and runs till March 8th at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton is located at 11211 142 Street NW. Shows run nightly at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8 at 4:30 p.m.
For more information, head to the Bustle & Beast Theatre Co. website, or if you would like to schedule an interview please reach out with the information below. Tickets start at $20 dollars and can be purchased here.