ACTORS! Canadian Actors Up Close and Personal by Melissa Major
Part panel-discussion, part scripted performance, ALL ENTERTAINMENT.
A panel of actors relinquishes themselves to divulge the ins and outs of being a Canadian actor. They bare all of their secrets as they ask each other a series of random questions pulled out of the magical mystery vase of questions, then open it up to the audience for the audience to ask any question they wish. Simultaneously a sometimes horrific, but very intimate and truthful scripted performance unfolds, unbeknownst to the audience. Similar to forum-theatre, this performance is packed with audience interaction and will surely leave viewers squirming in their seats. This social psychological experiment of a production challenges the cast with doing a performance where they must reveal it all, but also continuously tow the line between truth and fiction. Both thrilling and frightening, the show will be different every night.
“This production is an honest look at the Canadian theatre industry, as well as theatre in general. The audience leaves feeling inspired, and with a better understanding of the human beings behind the characters seen on stage.” - Theatromania.ca
Keywords: blurry truth and fiction, panel discussion, Canadian actors, acting, meta theatre, forum theatre, audience plant
Year Printed: 2013
Running TIme: 75 minutes