What they're saying:
"...Sly, utterly successful...scores because of the ambiguities it cultivates. What starts as a sly and often funny game of differences ends up as nuanced and unsettling show."
- Village Voice
Written and performed by Marcus Youssef & James Long Director: Chris Abraham
Lighting designer: Jonathan Ryder
Stage manager and production manager: Elia Kirby
Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council and the City of Vancouver.
Winners And Losers
Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre in association with Crow's Theatre
As each of the characters seeks to defeat the other, the debate becomes highly personal, as they dissect each other’s individual, familial and class histories.
Winners and Losers is a staged conversation that embraces the ruthless logic of capitalism and tests its impact on our closest personal relationships as well as our most intimate experiences of self.
Theatre artists and long-time friends Marcus Youssef and James Long sit at a table and play a game they made up, called winners and losers. In it, they name people, places or things — Tom Cruise, microwave ovens, their fathers, rainforests, druids, etc. — and debate whether these things are winners or losers. And because one of these men is the product of economic privilege and the other not, the competition very quickly begins to cost.
Theatre Replacement is an ongoing collaboration between James Long and Maiko Bae Yamamoto that uses extended processes resulting in theatrical experiences that are authentic, immediate and hopeful.
Neworld Theatre creates, produces and tours new plays and performance events. We ask artists and audiences to embrace work that challenges assumptions about the nature of theatre and its function in the world.
IN THE NEWS
Winner or Loser? thehalfstep's Stephen Hunt interviews the cast. To read the article. click here.
High Performance Rodeo presents a show for all the Winners and Losers. To read the January 24 Gaunlet article, click here.