Posted on 21 Sep 2016 in sca eventOffsite Performance

Wild State

05 November 2016 – 06 November 2016, 7:00pm
Offsite, Outdoor Courtyard, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General General

Wild State


Created & Performed by: Kimi Clark, Jessica Del Fierro, Amanda Sum, Eddy van Wyk and Johnny Wu

Directed by Maiko Yamamoto
Assistant Direction by June Fukumura
Visual Design by Leah Weinstein
Sound Design by Emma Hendrix
Design Team: Gillian Hanemayer and Candy Wang
Stage Manager: Karen Chiang
Assistant Stage Managers: Rachel Shim & Margery Liu
Technical Director: Jocelyn Kim
Assistant Technical Director: Ben Ling
Publicity: Terra Deng & Brady Cranfield

November 5th and 6th. 2 Presentations nightly at 7pm & 9pm

NOTE: Wild State uses the free smart phone app, AmpMe, to broadcast some of the sounds in the performance. Audience members are invited to download AmpMe to your phones prior to the show. Once you have the app, your phone will be able to sync to other phones in the audience, creating a portable speaker system.

If you don’t have a smartphone, don’t worry. You can still enjoy the show’s sound through the other phones in the audience. If you do have a smartphone, we encourage you to help maximize our collective listening experience.

Please note: Location Services needs to be turned ON. Please adjust the volume on your phone accordingly, and work together with the show.

You will be able to test that the app is working prior to the show with some pre-show music we will have available.

Thanks for your participation.

After 451 days lost at sea, a wayward group lands on an unknown shore. As they begin to piece together the circumstances that brought them to where they are now — as well as what will become of them in this new, unfamiliar place — one by one, they are taken.

Inspired by a large Japanese dock that washed up on Agate Beach in Oregon 15 months after an earthquake and tsunami struck the northeastern coast of Japan, Wild State explores the plight of the many invasive species on the dock that survived what should have been a fatal journey. Following one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent history, the tsunami dock traveled 5000 miles across the Pacific, out on the open ocean, carrying over 100 different plants and animals, arriving to a hostile reception. Using this story as an analogy for layering personal narratives of invasion, xenophobia and the unnatural, Wild State ultimately points the finger at the most invasive species of all.

This is a development presentation of a new work made by SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts theatre performance students in collaboration with Maiko Yamamoto, artistic director of Vancouver’s Theatre Replacement. Other collaborators include Leah Weinstein (visual design) and Emma Hendrix (sound). Performances take place in the outdoor courtyard beside SFU in the Woodward’s complex. Wild State is an all-weather performance, and audience members should dress appropriately for the forecast.

Tickets available online now at and as part of the SCA Series Membership. Click here for more information.

Wild State is realized with support from Westbank.