Red Phone

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Red Phone is an installation project by Boca del Lupo. Conceived by Sherry J Yoon and designed by Jay Dodge with technology by Carey Dodge in 2016, Red Phone is a conversation that is part theatre and part social intervention. 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. 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 is a one-of-a-kind performance that has been described as the theatrical equivalent to singing in the shower.

Red Phone currently includes 23 scripts in English, 2 of which have been translated into Spanish and another 2 into French. The scripts are urgent, touching, thought provoking conversations written by some of Canada’s most exciting writers.

Writers & Scripts

Alice Abracen (Montréal): Sacrifice translated into French, Sacrifice by Mishka Lavigne

Sharon Bala (St. John's): It was a gift

Keith Barker (Toronto): Goodbye, My Love translated into Spanish, Adiós mi amor by Bruce Gibbons Fell

Tara Beagan (Calgary): It is so.

Leanna Brodie (Vancouver): License

Bridget Canning (St. John's): Don't Come From Away

Ginny Collins (Winnipeg): Share

Ivan Coyote (Vancouver/Whitehorse): Jag Alskar

Jay Dodge (Vancouver): #GlobalCull

Jay Dodge & Sherry Yoon (Vancouver): The Heisenberg Project

Karen Hines (Calgary): Condialogue

Susanna Fournier (Toronto): Still Human translated into Spanish, Aún Humanos by Bruce Gibbons Fell

Shauntay Grant (Halifax): KK

Ryan Griffith (Lower Woodstock, NB): Helicopters of Truth

Hiro Kanagawa (Vancouver): Out of the Blue

Shawn MacDonald (Vancouver): TransCanada

Janet Munsil (Victoria): The Inheritance

Omari Newton (Montréal): Are we good? translated into French, On est tu correcte? by Lydie Dubuisson

Yvette Nolan (Saskatoon): Civil War III

Ellen Peterson (Winnipeg): Sorry

Ian Ross (Winnipeg): Untitled

Sharon Thesen (Lake Country, BC): What's Wrong?

Marcus Youssef (Vancouver): All Good

Production History

External Links

Official Site