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Red Phone (Boca Del Lupo)



Tue, Jan 16th, 2018 to Sat, Jan 20th, 2018


10:30 am


a part of the Living Things International Arts Festival

*please note that the performance does not run for 8 hours each day; 2 hour breaks will be taken every 2 hours by the performers*

Part theatre and part social intervention, Boca del Lupo’s Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. Two at a time, audience members are guided through a conversation about life, art and their surroundings.

The experience takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with an antique red phone and an integrated teleprompter. An unseen operator prompts two audience members to engage in a five-minute conversation written by a Canadian writer. The act of having the conversation with an unseen stranger provides an anonymity that adds to the intimacy of the performance, encouraging participants to be the actor in their own theatrical experience. Red Phone is a one-of-a-kind performance where anyone can engage in some of the most urgent, touching, thought provoking conversations written by some of Canada’s most exciting writers.

For this performance/installation we have commissioned Sharon Thesen to compose an original dialogue for Red Phone. Sharon is a renowned Canadian poet who taught at UBCO in the Creative Writing program until 2016. We are also planning writing workshops with members of Boca del Lupo that will be open to all UBCO students leading up to the festival.


UBC Okanagan

3333 University Way, , Kelowna


$5 at the door (cash & card accepted)

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