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Markham: fu-GEN Theatre Company brings an immersive performance work to the streets of downtown Markham
Monday, June 17, 2019
FEARLESS is an experiment in theatrical spectatorship and itsintersection with new technology. By using the FEARLESS app, audiences will get in their cars and trackdown our performers in downtown Markham to experience this intimate and interactive newperformance work. In these one-to-one micro-performances, the driver is the only audience, eachperformance happens only for them, is never the same twice and is different for every single driver.
In the vein of their experimental multilocation work SEX TAPE PROJECT, fu-GEN uses non-traditionalmethodologies to create a diversity in theatre practice, providing greater access to audiences unfamiliarwith – or just dissatisfied with – traditional theatre performance. As a company, fu-GEN has always beendedicated to representing the Asian Canadian experience and fostering talent within the Asian Canadianartistic community. With FEARLESS, fu-GEN is using an immersive experience to bring their work to thebroader Asian Community outside of Toronto in a compelling and inventive form.
"I’ve been kind of obsessed with how we engage with entertainment, because it’s very personal now thatmore of it is digital. We have a relationship with our screens that feels curated and safe and private. Sothe question is, how can we preserve that intimacy while still creating something that’s live and risky andunexpected? Because no two people will have the same experience with FEARLESS, it becomes somethingtruly theatrical and ephemeral, but also highly individual; something very intimately personal thathappens once, and never again."
-Artistic Director, David Yee
FEARLESS brings work created by theatrical powerhouses from across Canada, work that has never beenseen before anywhere in the country, to Markham for the very first time. Among them, GovernorGeneral’s Literary Award winners Hiro Kanagawa, Guillermo Verdecchia and David Yee, Siminovitch
Award Protégé and Tom Hendry Award winner Christine Quintana, Governor General Award nomineesand Dora Award winners Marjorie Chan and Anusree Roy, and Dora Award winner Anita Majumdar.Also, people who haven’t won fancy awards but are incredibly talented, like Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)(Iphigenia And The Furies (On Taurian Land)), Amy Lee Lavoie (C’mon Angie), Julie Tepperman(Brantwood, Hook Up), Adam Lazarus (Daughter) and Nam Nguyen (A Perfect Bowl of Pho).
June 29 & 30, 2019 | Downtown Markham
Written by: Marie Barlizo, Marjorie Chan, Jeff Ho, Aaron Jan, Hiro Kanagawa, Amy Lee Lavoie, AdamLazarus, Anita Majumdar, Gloria Mok, Gary Mok, Nam Nguyen, Julie Phan, Christine Quintana, AnusreeRoy, Julie Tepperman, Guillermo Verdecchia, Adrienne Wong, David Yee, Norman Yeung
Produced by fu-GEN Theatre Company
Tickets are $20 general admission
To experience FEARLESS, you must be driving a car you are legally insured to operate.
To register and book your time, visit areyoufearless.ca
Registration is extremely limited.