ScreenTime is a quarterly screening series of performances on film, held throughout Vancouver with a variety of partners. Each screening is followed by a conversation about the work, the artist and artists who made it, and the ideas bouncing between the two.
OUR NEXT ScreenTime:
The Room Nobody Knows
by Niwa Gekidan Penino
Thursday, May 7th at 7pm
566 Powell Street (at Princess)
Admission is Pay What You Can
Presented in partnership with the Powell Street Festival as part of Vancouver Asian Heritage Month’s ExplorASIAN celebrations. Our venue partner is Groundswell Cafe.
This HD filmed version of the work was made by our friends at On the Boards (Seattle) through their OntheBoards.tv project.
The screening will be followed by a conversation put together by Theatre Replacement Associate Artist Cindy Mochizuki. Expect a hearty helping of Freud, and possibly costumes.
ABOUT The Room Nobody Knows
Enter a surreal fever dream in this psycho-erotic tale from modern Japan. Overworked and undersexed, a fatigued student’s brain conjures the bizarre tale of two brothers and their un-nameable erotic fantasies. Their comically claustrophobic world plays out on a candy-colored, meticulously constructed miniature set replete with pig faces, giant phalluses and secret compartments.
ABOUT Niwa Gekidan Penino
Niwa Gekidan Penino seeks to transcend the existing framework of drama through their performances in non-theatrical spaces and sets that transform the stage. Led by playwright/director (and former psychiatrist) Kuro Tanino, the company has performed abroad in Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Learn more about ScreenTime and Theatre Replacement here.