PLAYS AND PERFORMANCES
We produce and present plays created by artists with disabilities and their allies that insist on and celebrate their place in the public sphere.
THE DEMOCRATIC SET
CREATED BY BACK TO BACK THEATRE (AUSTRALIA)
CO-PRESENTED WITH THE HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO
RESIDENCY - JANUARY 8-10TH
FREE PUBLIC SCREENING - JANUARY 12TH
Disturbingly obvious and tantalizing strange, The Democratic Set is an experimental residency model for working with communities. Created using an assembly of short performances for film, it is an unrestricted and uncensored exploration of ideals of equality and freedom.
Using a custom-made film set—a neutral room with two opposing doors—The Democratic Set is a free space to be pushed, extended or manipulated, with each participant having full control over how their time is spent in the set.
Authoring a unique living trace of a community at a particular moment in time, participants are invited to untangle what an uncensored space means to them and to be surprised by the mysterious, funny, poignant and provocative sets as they pan the screen.
Open to the public. Visit Inside Out Theatre in Eau Claire Market January 8 – 11. Patrons of the Calgary Public Library can reserve their free seat to the January 12 feature screening on calgarylibrary.ca. Screening is a free public event.
Created by and Starring Bruce Horak
Co-Presented with Lunchbox Theatre
February 11th - March 2nd
Following our sold-out presentation of this insightful one man show in 2017 Assassinating Thomson is coming back by popular demand!
Award- winning and critically acclaimed Visually Impaired visual artist Bruce Horak lives with 9% of his vision and has, over the last two years, painted a series over 400 unique portraits which attempt to capture the way that he sees, aptly named The Way I See It.
As he tells the story of The Way I See It, the tale of Canadian painter Tom Thomson’s unsolved murder is interwoven throughout, including the truth and lies behind the mysterious death of one of Canada’s greatest artists and the subsequent rise of The Group of Seven. The mystery takes you from the tiny community of Canoe Lake, to the hallowed halls of our nation’s capital, and eventually on to the World stage.
Art, politics, greed, ambition, love and murder are intertwined in a one-man tour-de-force as Horak exploits icons of Canadian History, including Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, and William Lyon Mackenzie King.
As he reveals his controversial perspective on Canadian Art History, Horak shares the unique way he sees the world through an original portrait of each new audience.
Most Imaginary Worlds
By the point of view ensemble
presented by Quest Theatre
May 2019 @ CSpace King Edward
Amazing worlds not from the regions of outer space, but coming to us right from a sparkling, vibrant universe of imaginations of Calgary children with disabilities.
Created by Inside Out’s resident ensemble, Most Imaginary Worlds imaginatively presents stories of hope, gems of hilarity, battles with equality, and triumphs of the human spirit.
Most Imaginary Worlds dramatizes the Social Model of Disability, which says that “disability” is caused by the way society is organized rather than by a person’s impairment of difference, and how to remove these barriers. By imagining with young collaborators worlds free of these barriers we can create on stage worlds and stories built for their happiness and designed for their success.
tickets available soon
Works in Development
Conceived by Justin Many Fingers
In the summer of 2018 we will begin a journey through the living history and cultural significance of Blackfoot Sign Language.
Led by Justin Many Fingers, a multi-Nation team of artists will attend the Kainai Sundance and begin to imagine how to evoke this crucial and beautiful language on stage.