Presented live, online April 15 - 17 at 7:00pm. Featuring the fourth year Acting class.
rabbit hole is a deep dive into the world of streaming culture, cancel and apology culture, voyeurism and social capital. Follow a trail of gaming, IRL and music streamers down an endless pursuit of meaning, authenticity and grace in a world virtually defined by their very absence.
The nature of the Bespoke process, which is what we call the work we do with theatre schools, is fast and furious. What else could be expected of a process designed to capture the voices of our youth and confronting the most immediate issues facing them today.
My research for this play led me to the conclusion that, while life doesn’t happen online, a certain version of it does. There is a dimension of reality that is entirely authentic to those living inside of it, but it has no mass in the physical world. No weight, volume or substance. Yet it feeds off the physical world to sustain itself, creates analogues of world events, social strata, philosophies, and these alternates make up its fundamental engine.
I’m not going to be a passive observer anymore, I’m not going to watch. I’m going to create.
-Scout, rabbit hole
I see woke people.
-Dixon, rabbit hole
Have some sympathy for the Devil. And question your Gods.
-Paul, rabbit hole
|Cameron Reeve Barclay||Shia|
|Breanne Tice||Quirky Beats|
This play includes, but is not limited to:
Explicit language; images, prospects and actions related to homicide; injurious language regarding CBC Gem; blood; mascara reviews; mortal wounds; the discussion; usage and enjoyment of Class A narcotics; stalkers; online aggression and harassment; dancing; languages other than English; cats; bullying; cats who have been bullied; reference to suicide notes; ten dollar words; the music of Post Malone; alien racism; flashing lights; dead dogs; 19th century philosophy; love stories; cultural and religious appropriation; questionable ethics; questions about ethics; ethics; easter eggs; mortality; multiple references to K-Pop; the healing power of crystals; the interrogation of intention versus action; some phobias; some isms; apologies; performative allyship; a rather long-winded story about Norse mythology… and The Lone Ranger’s horse.