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Occurs on Friday May 13 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Livesteam Digital Performance
Toronto ON M6J 3T4

Event Notes

× Please note: You have selected the Digital Livestreamed Performance of Hybrid By Design: Night 5. You will receive a link for the performance on the day of the performance.

Welcome to Hybrid By Design.

This is a festival that celebrates process and experimentation.

We invite you to do the same.

Each block of time, whether it be an afternoon or an evening, has been curated with a series of offerings for you to experience.

The three conversationalists, as well as ASL interpreters, will be coming together online from different locations. We recommend the following for all the at home performance experiences: Cast to a large screen if you have one, Lower the lights to mimic the darkened in-theatre experience, Good sound (big speakers or wear headphones) & turn it up! Have your favorite snack or beverage nearby & Stay tuned to @thetheatrecentre on Instagram for updates on the nightly signature cocktail by Aislinn Rose that you can make at home!

What's On Tonight:

The B-Side Series: Is it my turn to play?

From arcades of the 80s, to LAN parties, to classic couch co-op games, to Let’s Play videos on Youtube, and the growth of Twitch streams, the landscape of video games has been and continues to be a social space mixing various kinds of performance, labour, play, and spectatorship. Extending from some of the provocations in the show asses.masses, co-creators Milton Lim and Patrick Blenkarn meet with Dr. Kristopher Alexander of Toronto Metropolitan University to discuss how video game cultures have historically produced certain forms of social gathering, where things are at now, and what it means for play of the future. Start Time: 7:30pm

Running May 9-15, 2022, Hybrid by Design features seven works by artists from The Theatre Centre’s Residency program and a selection of international work curated by Battersea Arts Centre in London, U.K. As part of Canada Council’s Digital Now program, the work featured will bridge live performance and digital creation in experimental, genre-defying ways ensuring audiences in-person and at home can experience the show of a lifetime.

B-side Series

The B-side Series offers artist-hosted workshops, conversations and activations curated by Sue Balint. Engage directly with artists and explore themes relating to their work, practice, and the future of live arts.

Tickets for Hybrid by Design are free - donations are happily accepted

Hybrid by Design is made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Fund, and the Department of Heritage Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

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