We are artists who work hard to develop projects that speak both to us and others about the beauty found in a shared experience. We do not merely want audiences to engage; rather, with thoughtful, playful intervention, we aim to give people a feeling they are at the heart of the experience.
Created by Adrienne Wong and Dustin Harvey
Audio engineer: Shawn Bisson
Music composition: Eling Lien and Brian Riley
Map artwork: Colleen Maclsaac
St. John's: Resource Centre For The Arts Theatre Company
Landline was created with support from Neworld Theatre (Vancouver) and Secret Theatre (Halifax); and developed in part through The Collaborations, an initiative of Canada's National Arts Centre English Theatre.
Landline: Calgary To St. John's
XOSecret (Secret Theatre)
Landline offers a curious exposure to the feeling of being alone together.
Landline is a performance that takes place in two places at once. Using smartphones, participants are invited to play the dual role of audience and performer in an audio=guided, experiential walking tour of the city. Each audience member is partnered with a fellow participant in another city. They converse in real time via text message.
As the experience unfolds, individuals are prompted to share stories, memories and secrets. The project uses the urban landscape as a backdrop for the relationship forming between two strangers.
Important show requirements:
- Carry a cellphone with a texting plan and ensure your battery is fully charger. Landline uses SMS, regular rates apply.
- Dress appropriately to walk outside for 40 to 50 minutes.
- Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time.
- Space is limited. Make your reservation early to avoid disappointment.
IN THE NEWS
Landline takes theatre out for a walk. To ready Stephen Hunt's article, click here.
Theatre production links Calgary, St. John’s audiences in real time. To read The Telegram article from January 26, click here.
CBC's program q interviews Adrienne Wong on How Landline aims to connect people in cities across Canada. To listen to the January 19 interview, click here.