Listen to the pod-play: ŠXʷƛ̓ƏNƏQ SQUARE
Secret City is an audio adventure to discover the hidden side of a city. Inspired by true stories shared by residents and brought to life by local artists, each episode of Secret City is a play and a personal confession rolled into one.
Look for the Secret City tent on Robson Street, next to the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Bring your smart phone and your headphones, or borrow a listening device from us. Then, explore Robson Square & šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square while listening to original PodPlays based on true events that took place there!
Secret City: Robson Square will features the memories of Jerry Young, Deb Pickman, Elder Jim Kew (Musqueam), C.E. Gatchalian, Taran Kootenhayoo, and Sharon Young.
The artists creating for this edition of Secret City are: C. E. Gatchalian, Julie Hammond, Kanon Hewitt, Alison Jenkins, Taran Kootenhayoo, and Julia Siedlanowska. Secret City is conceived and curated by Heather Cant.
Secret City is a free event that is 60 minutes long. Audio transcripts are available for the Deaf and hard of hearing and the space is mobility aid accessible.
Directed by Gavan Cheema
Produced by Stone's Throw Productions and Pacific Theatre
Stage Management by Linnea Antos
Lighting Design by Harika Xu & Tory Ip
Sound Design and Projection Design by Kanon Hewitt
Set Design by Heipo Leung
Costume Design by Lizzy Fu
Sound design included arrangement of traditional West African music and popular Afro-Carribean music
Projection design included designs based on kente cloth patterns and colour symbolism
Directed by Jenny Larson
Sound Design by Kanon Hewitt
Produced by UBC Theatre & Film
Sound design included glockenspiel composition and soundscape creation
Directed by Susan Bertoia
Sound design by Kanon Hewitt
Produced by UBC Theatre & Film
Sound design included arrangement of Italian 50s pop songs and soundscape creation
In this one-night-only presentation, four artists explore the multilayered effects of WWII on Japanese in Canada, forming complementary narratives alongside, in, and among The Lost Fleet exhibition, expanding the abstract, metaphysical, and conceptual that is often absent in documented histories. Once Lost invites audiences to experience an immersive journey through The Lost Fleet exhibit.
Curated by Leanne Dunic
A new girl comes to Amy's small town school, her name was Mary. Quickly, they become best friends and share everything. Watch as they eat tapeworms, swallow laxatives, starve, puke, and learn the meaning of true unconditional friendship between the ages of 10 and 15. Once upon a time doesn't turn out so beautiful...
Written and directed by Tai Amy Grauman
Sound Design and Stage Management by Kanon Hewitt
Indigo Child Productions
Emily Doreen Wilson
Wyspa is an immersive youth-led outdoor theatre installation that premiered at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival. A group of youth stranded on an urchin-infested island guide the audience through a magic-infused ceremony and explore their world views that have turned them into survivors. Part documentary/verbatim script driven by youth aged 10-16.
Co-created and co-written by Kanon Hewitt and Julia Siedlanowska
Dramaturgy by mia susan amir
Directed by Julia Siedlanowska
Projection Design and Sound Design by Kanon Hewitt
Interdisciplinary dance company MACHiNENOiSY's 7th iteration of PROX:IMITY RE:MIX, a performance process with queer and allied youth 14-25yrs.
(Watch full performance)
Choreography by Delia Brett, Daelik, Ralph Escamillan, and dancers
New Media by Shang-Han Chien
Sound Design by Christopher James Kelly
Video by Patricia Kim