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PodPlays – The Quartet

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Neworld Theatre and PTC (Vancouver)
Produced in partnership with CBC Radio One

125th Anniversary Series

January 21 – February 6, 2011
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm


Outdoors / Site-specific
Woodward’s Atrium, located between London Drugs and Nesters under the Stan Douglas mural.

Running Time 65m
This performance takes place outdoors, and requires the listener to walk for approximately 1 hour. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. The walk is at a moderate pace and includes stairs. PodPlays begins at SFU Woodward’s atrium and ends at a secret location. The performance capacity is two people and walks depart every five minutes.

Tickets $20

Neworld Theatre Box Office 604.602.0007 (10-5 M-F)
Neworld Theatre will contact participants individually with an exact departure time and to arrange transfer of mp3 files and/or equipment loans.

Fully eligible for PuSh Pass access

Vancity Members with proof of current membership are eligible for a $6.50 discount at the door only, subject to availability.

Conceived by Adrienne Wong with Martin Kinch | Look Up created by Adrienne Wong & Joelysa Pankanea | Five Meditations on the Future City created by Proximity Arts | Portside Walk created by David McIntosh & Aleister Murphy | G…Cordova created by Martin Kinch and Noah Drew.


PodPlays-The Quartet is a series of site-specific radio plays that take participants on a walk through the geography of the city and the urban obsessions of four of its residents. Much like you would listen to an audio guide in a museum, audience members load the plays onto portable media players and are guided on a walk by narration that combines story, music and directional cues. This is an intimate theatrical experience that will reveal a Vancouver you won’t find in the tourist brochures.

“We are interested in redrawing the map, tracing the liminal space between here and there and overlaying history, dimension, geography, fact, imagination, sound and motion.” – Adrienne Wong

PodPlays – The Quartet consists of four new commissions by Vancouver artists. The first play, Look Up, begins at the top of a spiral staircase and unravels the intertwined history of two people. Five Meditations on the Future City is a search for the edge of time, and Portside Walk reminds us that the world is at our feet. In the final play, G… Cordova, an elderly woman struggles to orient herself within the increasingly strange landscape of the city.

Neworld Theatre uses popular forms to examine our lives in the context of who counts, who doesn’t and what our relationship is to the people we think don’t matter. PTC is a dramaturgically based theatre company that finds, nurtures, and advances Canadian playwrights. Both are based in Vancouver, BC. neworldtheatre.com | playwrightstheatre.com

Commissioned by Neworld Theatre, PTC (Playwrights Theatre Centre) and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Produced in partnership with CBC Radio One. Special thanks to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Woodward’s and Easy Park.

Podplays preview on the PTC blog