Two people sit across each other at a table.  One has clown makeup on and the other is barefoot and reaching out away from the table.


Cast & Crew:

Conception, design and original text:James Long and Andrea Spreafico

Direction by Andrea Spreafico

Performance by James Long

Sound Design and Performance by Nancy Tam

Lighting Design by Itai Erdal

Set Design and Construction by Philipp von Hase

Stage Management and Technical Management by Daniel O’Shea

Footnote Number 12

Spreafico Eckly and Theatre Replacement


Bizarre, Curious, Surgical.

Let’s say, just for now, that 2006 was the last unchallenged moment of western power—this white spectre’s final year of being the given, the norm, the voice...for everyone in the world. This new work by Spreafico Eckly(Norway) and Theatre Replacement (Canada) runs with this assumption and uses a 2006 magazine article from the New York Times Magazine to explore how social awareness has shifted over the last 13years.

The piece asks you to observe a creature—a creature whose voice is being repeatedly modulated through digital means—try to reconcile a 13-year-old piece of writing with their conflicted contemporary condition. It’s an exhaustiveand meandering task that questions how much a shifting social context should influence the reading of the written word.



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