Productions


Resident Artist and composer Joelysa Pankanea takes you through her creative process in composing for an ARC production. Dissidents…what a beautifully dark piece. The script was sent to me months ago by Chris and I remember the morning I settled down on my couch with a hot cup of coffee to read it through. Now, you have to understand that every time I get a call from ARC with a new show on the horizon my insides squeal. I’m...

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Creative team members Nick Blais and Jackie Chau take you behind the scenes to explore the design and creation of DISSIDENTS. Nick Blais – Lighting & Immersive Design DISSIDENTS is an exciting challenge for lighting design. The show, and our vision for it, calls for all the extremes in lighting design: It needs to be sparse and complicated, intimate and intense. The script is naturalistic in moments, but it also needs to...

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Two couples meet for dinner to take their minds off the war raging around them. An unexpected profession of love, an untimely proposal, and one kiss later, one of the foursome lies dead on the floor. Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón’s newest play breaks open cultural barriers, challenging us to confront the limits of our own understanding, and exposing the suffocating effect of an oppressive, omnipresent regime. For its...

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Proud. Humbled. Amazed. And SOOO excited! Talk about a powerhouse company. Three of our wonderful team have been named as Top 10 Theatre Artists in 2016 by NOW Magazine. Amazing work by amazingly talented people, being justly rewarded! Sincere props to Andre Sills, Bahareh Yaraghi and Deborah Drakeford!!! Congrats to everyone involved! And stay tuned for more from us in 2017. The excitement is just...

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I said to my partner Arturo, “I wish we had another week of rehearsal before we open.” He reminded me I say that every time I’m on the precipice of opening a show. But this time I really mean it. Because there’s so. Much. To. Mine. Even mime. We still have to mine the mime. This play is circular and twists back on itself. It’s loopy. I like it and want to spend more time in it. Learn to mime the dark tunnels and stockinged faces. I...

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Living in the weird world of Alistair McDowall’s POMONA for some time now, it’s been easy to fall in love with the dark and fantastical elements of the show. The nods to Lovecraft and the Necronomicon. McDowall’s complex yet elegant structure that plays ingeniously with the timeline, twisting and folding our notions of what happens when. The fluid sense of identity. The sudden shifts in tone. The constant surprises....

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