Incognito Mode: A Play About Porn

Studio 58/Langara College & Neworld Theatre present

A generational exploration of pornography in the digital age

Directed by Chelsea Haberlin
Devised & Written by Marcus Youssef
In collaboration with & featuring the 5th Term Students of Studio 58

September 27 – October 14, 2018

Vancouver, BC… Studio 58/Langara College and Neworld Theatre have developed a new work that asks, “What does it mean to have grown up with the internet and readily available representations of sexuality”. Beginning with a workshop performance showcased in the Risky Nights series last spring, Studio 58/Langara College and Neworld have continued to collaborate with Studio 58 students to expand the piece, with further explorations into the personal, social, and ideological consequences of growing up as part of the first generation with unfettered and on-demand access to internet pornography.

WARNING: This project contains coarse language, explicit sexual content, depiction of sexual violence, and is recommended for audiences aged 16 and older.

Incognito Mode: A Play About Porn, is the second phase of a three-part production which began last spring as a participatory research workshop and performance will culminate in Spring 2019 with touring performances and educational workshops of Incognito Mode at post-secondary institutions across BC. Our academic partners include researchers from Simon Fraser University led by Stuart R. Poyntz, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Communication, Arts and Technology and from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, led by Ruth Beer, Professor and Assistant Dean of Research in the Faculty of Art.

Our production is part of IMPACTS, a seven-year project led by Dr. Shaheen Shariff, to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally. This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in the amount of $2.6 million. It is further supported by an additional $3.7 million of in kind and cash contributions from five McGill Faculties, the McGill Vice Principal (Research and Innovation); 13 universities and 13 community partners.

Bringing this work to the stage is the creative team of: Writer Marcus Youssef (Winners and Losers, Jabber, King Arthur’s Night), Director Chelsea Haberlin (Jabber, The Pipeline Project, Killer Joe), Set Designer Lauchlin Johnston (As You Like It, Misery, Once), Costume Designer Chantal Short (Wet, Antigone, Lion in the Streets), Lighting Designer Andrew Pye (Wilderness, King Arthur’s Night, Empire of the Sun),Media Designer Candelario Andrade (Forget About Tomorrow, Wilderness, Foreign Radical), Sound Designer Heather Kemski (Hedda Gabler, Eurydice, Fool For Love), and Choreographer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg (I Can’t Remember the Word I Can’t Remember, How To Be, Porno Death Cult).

September 27 – October 14, 2018
Previews & FREE Student Nights September 27 & 28; Opens September 29
At Studio 58, Langara College, 100 West 49th Avenue

Set and Prop Design by Lauchlin Johnston
Costume Design by Chantal Short
Lighting Design by Andrew Pye
Video Design by Candelario Andrade
Sound Design by Heather Kemski
Choreography by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg
Sexual Health Educators - Kristen Gilbert and Kenji Maeda

Shows – 8:00 pm Tues - Sat; Matinees 3:00 pm Sat & Sun (except September 27) NO SHOWS Mondays
Single tickets $25/21/20; previews, matinees & Groups 10+ $17.50; Talkback Tuesdays ONLY $12.50
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Post-Show Talkbacks – Sun, Sep 30 @ 3pm, Tues, Oct 2 @ 8pm, Thurs, Oct 4 @ 8pm, Tues, Oct 9 @ 8pm

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