Theatre New Brunswick Presents: Red Phone

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TNB have partnered with Picaroons to host a one-of-a-kind audience-to-audience theatre experience.


Boca del Lupo is regarded by many to be one of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies. This fall, the Vancouver based theatre company is touring Canada with its one-of-a-kind theatre experience, Red Phone. Part theatre and part social intervention, Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. It takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with a vintage red phone and an integrated teleprompter.

Two at a time, audience members engage each other in a five-minute conversation written by a Canadian writer. The act of having the conversation with an unseen partner provides an anonymity that adds to the intimacy of the performance, encouraging participants to be the actor in their own theatrical experience. 

Red Phone has been described as the theatrical equivalent to singing in the shower.

Free of charge (donations welcome) and open October 14-17 at Picaroons Roundhouse, anyone can walk up and into the booths with a friend or family member and spend five minutes engaging in some of the most urgent, touching, thought provoking conversations written by some of Canada’s most exciting writers including New Brunswick playwright Ryan Griffith.

TNB presents Red Phone | October 14-17 | Picaroons Roundhouse | By Donation | View Event

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