Plays2Perform@Home by Boca del Lupo
Four plays mailed to your door to be read together in your pandemic "bubble"
Super is written by Tara Beagan
Negotiations is written by Hiro Kanagawa
Where does that blue come from? That robin’s egg blue? is written by Karen Hines
Pappadum is written by Jovanni Sy
Boca del Lupo Artistic Director is Sherry Yoon
Boca del Lupo Artistic Producer Jay Dodge
The moment that venues started to close around the world, Boca del Lupo Artistic Director Sherry Yoon, and Artistic Producer Jay Dodge started asking themselves; “What is the essence of theatre?” “How can we keep the ember burning for those who love performance as much as we do?” We’ve all been watching as productions go online and performances carry on through platforms such as Zoom. However, when Sherry and Jay looked to answer the questions they posed to themselves, going digital didn’t quite satisfy:
“Theatre is live, theatre is communion, theatre is something to be experienced together, in the flesh.”
To date Boca del Lupo has commissioned four extraordinary playwrights to pen scripts to be performed around the dinner table, picnic blanket or campfire this summer. Working with Valerie Thai, the award winning head designer and art director of Adbusters for five years running, each writer will create 10 to 20 minute plays with 3 to 8 characters which will be packaged up in a boutique box set and delivered to your home. P2P@Home asks the audience to take a leading role in creating a piece of theatre with the close friends and family they have chosen to be a part of their “bubble”. The first four playwrights contributing scripts are: Governor General Award winner and well known character actor Hiro Kanagawa, Jessie Award Winning playwright, director and actor Jovanni Sy, Dora Award winning director, writer, and collaborator Karen Hines, and Dora Award winning playwright, Tara Beagan (see their isolation bios below). Each script will be a different genre ranging from “Kitchen Sink Drama” to “Satirical Farce”.