Red Phone by Boca del Lupo
An audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter
Conceived by Sherry Yoon and designed by Jay Dodge, with technology by Carey Dodge
The current collection of Red Phone scripts includes contributions from: Alice Abracen (Montréal), Sharon Bala (St. John’s), Keith Barker (Toronto), Tara Beagan (Calgary), Leanna Brodie (Vancouver), Bridget Canning (St. John’s), Ginny Collins (Winnipeg), Ivan Coyote (Whitehorse/Vancouver), Jay Dodge (Vancouver), Susanna Fournier (Toronto), Ryan Griffith (Lower Woodstock), Karen Hines (Calgary), Hiro Kanagawa (Vancouver), Shawn Macdonald (Vancouver), Janet Munsil (Victoria), Omari Newton (Montréal), Yvette Nolan (Saskatoon), Ellen Peterson (Winnipeg), Ian Ross (Winnipeg), Sharon Thesen (Kelowna), Sherry J. Yoon (Vancouver), Marcus Youssef (Vancouver)
Conceived by Sherry Yoon and designed by Jay Dodge, with technology by Carey Dodge, Red Phone is a conversation that you will not soon forget. Part theatre and part social intervention, Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. It takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with a vintage red phone and an integrated teleprompter.
Two at a time, audience members engage each other in a five-minute conversation written by a Canadian writer. The act of having the conversation with an unseen partner provides an anonymity that adds to the intimacy of the performance, encouraging participants to be the actor in their own theatrical experience. Red Phone is a one-of-a-kind performance that has been described as the theatrical equivalent to singing in the shower.
Free of charge and open three days a week, anyone can walk up and into the booths with a friend or family member and spend 5 minutes engaging in some of the most urgent, touching, thought provoking conversations written by some of Canada’s most exciting writers.