DART 4F56: Performances by graduating students
by Theatre Complicite
Stories of journeys fragment, reflect, repeat and revolve like the act of memory itself as Mnemonic questions our understanding of time, our capacity to distort history and our attempts to retell the past. In order to rehearse and present the play, the students in DART 4F56 must disassemble the assemblage devised by the original creators, and put it back together twenty years in the future.
Showtimes: October 23 and 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: the Dramatic Arts Theatre at 15 Artists’ Common
Tickets: $5.00, and are available for purchase through the box office of the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. Online purchases may be made at www.firstontariopac.ca
MNEMONIC examines globalization and the on-going refugee crises and diasporas of our world today
Mnemonic is a dramatic performance presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts (DART 4F56), held in the Dramatic Arts Theatre, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common, on October 23 & 24, 2015 at 7 pm.
The script was originally devised by the Théâtre de Complicité, a company celebrated internationally for its insights into the human implications of globalization. The DART 4F56 ensemble re-devises Mnemonic by exhuming the past in order to examine it in the present. A show that was personal and immediate to the Balkan crises of the 1990’s, it demands a personal and cultural reflection into the on-going refugee crises and diasporas of today’s world.
Mnemonic takes us on an odyssey to find a father, and new possible meanings for the word “home.” Stories and characters are intertwined and bound in a quest that takes the audience across Europe and back in time 5000 years to explore the fate of an Ice Man. Mnemonic shows that, like the veins on a leaf, our identity and culture are connected through a web of associations embedded in our memories. What makes us who we are? What triggers our awareness of others and ourselves in the difficult process of relationship?
Guided by professor Gyllian Raby, ensemble members include: Elizabeth Amos, Eliza Anthony, Kelsey Burcher, Mary Askwith, Marie Evers, Alex Franks, Mark Harrigan, Robert Herr, Daryl Hunter, Jeremy Knapton, Katelyn Lander, Kevin Langendyk, Cole Larson, Oriana Marrone, Melinda Mohammed, Josh Sanger, and Raylene Turner.
Such programs from the Department of Dramatic Arts are an integral part of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts’ mandate in building connections between the community and the breadth of talent and creativity at Brock University. For more information about the Department of Dramatic Arts brocku.ca/dramaticarts The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is located at its new, state-of-the-art teaching, production and performance facility in the heart of the City of St. Catharines, at 15 Artists’ Common.
Mnemonic runs October 23 & 24, at 7 pm, and will be held in the Dramatic Arts Theatre (second floor), at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common, in downtown St. Catharines. For more information, visit the Mnemonic Facebook Event Page.
Tickets are just $5 and are available at the door, or through the FirstOntario Box Office at 905.688.0722; long distance toll free: 1.855.515.0722 or online at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre website.
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