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Photog: An Imaginary look at the uncompromising life of Thomas Smith

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Photo: Karri North

Boca del Lupo (Vancouver, Canada)

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodward’s

January 22-26, 2013 8:00PM
Matinee January 26 4:00PM
Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street


Drawn from the real life accounts of conflict photographers, Boca del Lupo examines the juxtapositions and internal struggles that many photogs experience between foreign soil and home turf; between privilege and suffering; between disconnect and belonging; between war and peace. Using verbatim text from interviews with award-winning war photographers and international journalists, the performance combines computer animation, video, and physical theatre to uncover the occupational hazards that come with documenting humanity at its worst. Photog provides us with a glimpse into unfamiliar territory, and a deeper sense of empathy and understanding between our own lives and the lives of those we see in the news every day.

>>…dazzling—almost Robert Lepagian in vision. This is a compelling production that is immense in both topic and scale.<< Entertainment Guide

As one of Vancouver’s most innovative and dynamic theatre companies, Boca del Lupo specializes in experimental theatrical productions and spectacular outdoor presentations while focusing on collaborations with international, national and regional artists. Lead by Jay Dodge and Sherry J Yoon, Boca del Lupo brought La Marea to the streets of Gastown during PuSh 2011.

This performance is dedicated to Tim Hetherington, an important contributor to this work who was tragically killed in April of 2011 while covering the conflict in Libya.

www.bocadellupo.com | www.sfuwoodwards.ca


Tickets: Advance $27-33 | Door $29-35
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Director, Co-creator: Sherry J Yoon
Writer, Performer: Jay Dodge
Composer: Pietro Amato
Sound Designer: Carey Dodge
Stage Manager: Hilary Davis
Technical Assistant: David Warburton
Rigging Operator: Sean Tyson
Video Designer: Brae Norwiss
Lighting Designer: John Webber
Costume Designer: Mara Gottler
Set and Props Assistant: Roxana Chapela
Choreographer: Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg
Dramaturge: James Fagan Tait
Rigging Consultant: Colin Decker
Stunt Consultant: Rob Hayter
Animation Research: Hilary Moses
Associate Producers: Kenji Maeda, Rachel Peake
Business Manager: Craig Laven
Associate Producer Intern: Shizuka Kai

Appearing on screen
Editor: Tom McBeath
Building Manager: Tom Pickett
Cop: Parnelli Parnes

Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, as part of World Stage November 2010.  Made possible in part with funding from Fresh Ground new works commissioning awards.

Supported by the Belfry Theatre playwright in residence program, Victoria, Arts Partners in Creative Development along with the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council and the City of Vancouver, Office of Cultural Affairs.


Post-Show Talkback Jan 23, Led by Marvin Westwood

FREE Pre-show screening of the film Restrepo Jan 23, 6PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Click here to find out more about Restrepo

FREE Interactive video installation: Sleeping Soldiers, Jan 15-26 Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, lobby.

Duration: 75min, no intermission


Accessible PuSh: January 24 8PM performance will have described audio, provided by VocalEye. January 26 8PM performance will have an American Sign Language interpreter. Click here for details!