Shannon Yee (Northern Ireland)

Reassembled, Slightly Askew

January 17–February 4, 2018

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Photo: Stephen Beggs
Reassembled, Slightly Askew

An audacious melding of art and science, this multidisciplinary adventure is a head-trip in the literal sense. The survivor of a medically induced coma and acquired brain injury, creator Shannon Yee presents a chance for us to live through her medical journey. In this radically immersive production, audience members lie on hospital beds, put on headphones and enter her mind. It’s an audio experience like no other: re-enactment, internal monologue, evocative aural textures and more.

What does it mean for a mind to be injured? The answer lurks beyond the objective world, behind a wall of privacy and selfhood. Here is your chance to jump over that wall, and feel a kind of empathy you may have thought impossible. Along with its psychedelic frenzy and rushes of emotion, this work is perhaps most valuable for its tender intimacy.

[A] quietly devastating example of uncategorizable art at its best… what comes across loudest of all is a call for compassion for people who seem unreachable.

Time Out London


1895 Venables Street, Vancouver


January 17–February 4
90 minutes, no intermission

2:30PM, 5:30PM, 8:00PM
(Jan 17–18, 23–25, 30–Feb 1)

12:30PM, 3:30PM, 6:30PM, 9:00PM
(Jan 19–20, 26–27, Feb 2–3)

1:30PM, 4:30PM, 7:00PM
(Jan 21, 28, Feb 4)


Single tickets: $35
Not eligible on the PuSh Pass

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Or call 604.449.6000


Very limited capacity. Advance booking is strongly recommended.

WRITER, PRODUCER Shannon Yee DIRECTOR Anna Newell COMPOSER Paul Stapleton DRAMATURG Hanna Slattne CHOREOGRAPHER Stevie Prickett SUPPORTED BY Wellcome Trust; Arts Council Northern Ireland; Arts & Disability Forum, Northern Ireland; The MAC, Belfast, Northern Ireland; The Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast; The Arts Council of Ireland


and Patrons