Brian Postalian's MFA Project: New Societies

New Societies: A game of collaboration, competition, and potential utopia.
September 11 – 14, 2019 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Studio T – SFU Goldcorp Center for the Arts | 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $7 – $15 (pay-what-you-decide) | ON SALE HERE

We have left the old world for a new planet.
You are invited to the table to create an ideal society.
Are we doomed to repeat ourselves?
Build, risk, advance, succumb.
What happens next depends on you.

New Societies is an interactive piece of theatre which involves playing a strategic board game. All seating is around tables and is unreserved and allocated by the acting company upon arrival. Wheelchair users will be seated with their companions.

We are unable to admit latecomers and if you need to leave the theatre, unfortunately re-admittance will not be possible. The performance will begin promptly at 8:00pm.

Advisories: participatory experience.

Created by the company

Conceived and directed by Brian Postalian
Performance company - Sena Cagla, Howard Dai, Alexa Fraser, Evan Medd, Hannah Meyers, Pascal Reiners, Amanda Sum, Meagan Woods, Montserrat Videla
Dramaturgy - Evan Medd
Scenography - Christian Ching
Sound Design - Stefan Nazarevich and Liam Carsley
Stage Management - Laura Coons
Technical Direction - Kevin Kiju Kim and Mandeep Sunnerd 

With contributions from Patrick Dodd, Maria Escolan, Jenson Kerr, Matthew Winter, and Claire Hill

Presented by the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University.

This work will be presented and has been developed on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

September 14, 2019