Coliding Scopes

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Colliding Scopes Theatre is Student-run, immersive theatre company functioning primarily out of Queen's University in Kingston Ontario. [1]

Background

Colliding Scopes works as a collaborative, student-run theatre company out of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
The company uses previously existing works including novels, albums and historic texts to collaboratively create a piece of theatre to be staged in a found, or non-traditional, theatre space. [2]
The company strives to created devised works that through their use of found space are able to immerse and introduce their audience to a unique and ever-changing theatre experience.

History

Colliding Scopes Theatre Company was founded in 2012 by Amiee Bouchard and Michelle Yagli. At the time both young women were students of Queen’s University studying drama. Wanting to use Oscar Wilde’s ‘‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’’ as inspiration, the pair were troubled by an inability to find at appropriate performance space [1]
Bouchard’s apartment was the eventual space used for their work and the two artists quickly discovered that their use of a ‘found space’ resulted in a distinctly engaged audience experience.
It was from this event that Colliding Scopes was born.

Production History

Colliding Scopes 2017/2018 Collective
  • Untitled work based on Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Wild, The Innocent, and the E-Street Shuffle’ (2018) [3]
  • Holy (2017) [4]
  • Legacy (2015)
  • The Condition (2014)
  • An Awfully Big Adventure (2013)
  • Shades of Gray (2012)

Board

The current board of Colliding Scopes is comprised of Julie Carrie and Ana Szymanski (co-directors) along with Ariana Kuperman (Artistic Director) [5]






  1. http://myams.org/portfolio-items/colliding-scopes-theatre-company/
  2. https://collidingscopestheatre.wordpress.com
  3. https://www.facebook.com/collidingscopes/
  4. http://collidingscopestheatre.com/past-work
  5. https://www.facebook.com/collidingscopes/photos/a.182669691837402.31995.182331675204537/1182247398546288/?type=3&theater