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General Thoughts

Questions for Ignorance readers, contributors, & audience

Hello out there! Whether you’re new to the Ignorance blog or a seasoned contributor, please consider the following questions and respond to any or all of them: How did you hear about the project and how often have you visited the … Continue reading

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Ignorance PWYC Preview in Calgary

Title: Ignorance PWYC Preview in CalgaryLocation: pumphouse theatres – Victor Mitchell TheatreLink out: Click hereDescription: Check it out Check it out! We have a two week run in Calgary before the show heads to eastern Canada and beyond.Start Date: 2012-10-23Start … Continue reading

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Ignorance at Magnetic North

Tomorrow we stagger forth from our oddly cave-like workshop to perform the beast at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival here in Calgary, our first showing in our dear home-town.  We’ve been revising away since the first runs in Edmonton, Vancouver, … Continue reading

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Ignorance at the Roxy

Just watched a dress performance and came home delighted.  I loved the creativity, the sets and the theme of the play.  What impressed me most was how the puppets really were individual personalities and not just extensions of the people who … Continue reading

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But what about recent research?

I loved the show. Okay, I loved it and hated it. I thought about it for days afterward, which does not often happen because, believe me, after this many years of seeing theatre, I have a quick and dirty brain … Continue reading

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Show at the Cultch

Saw the show last night at the Cultch. Loved the unpretentious simplicity and humour of the show’s method of communicating some profoundly simple observations on the state of of race. Had a notion after the talkback session as regards a … Continue reading

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It lives!

Ignorance opened at the Cultch, in Vancouver, last Wednesday, and it’s playing until March 10th.  It’s going well.  Here’s a photo from our friend Nick, which says it all.  

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Call for credits

Anybody who posted who would like to have their name in the program, send us an email — mail@theoldtrouts.org is the address to use.  We’d like to have a section that lists all the website contributors to date, although we … Continue reading

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Where we’re at!

Okay, so we had a work-in-progress presentation at the Banff Centre a week or so ago.  The good people in Banff let us use their theatre, with all the bells and whistles and a gang of wondrous technical folks, so … Continue reading

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scotlandfuturebog

This is genius.  Not sure what it means.  But it’s genius. http://www.kahnselesnick.com/sf_bog/klee.htm

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The latest version of the script

Folks, we’ve had a hell of a time trying to nail down the narrator’s speeches.  Even still, I’m not sure this is working, but at least through rehearsals we’re learning what’s not working… that’s a step forward at least.  (By … Continue reading

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Animated sequence storyboard

The sequence where Eve sees shadows on the wall and becomes the first human to imagine something is going to be animated and projected, we’re thinking.  We’re teaming up with an animator named Paul Dutton and Calgary’s Quickdraw Animation Society, … Continue reading

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RE the current version of Ignorance

I found the idea you had for Ignorance–looking at where we went wrong in terms of bliss so that we that we might find our way again—rather ambitious, but nonetheless compelling. The version currently posted on the blog seems to … Continue reading

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And here’s the version with the modern story as well

Here’s a version with both the cave story and the modern-day story intercut.  If you’re going to read one, you might as well read this one, instead of the last one I posted, I guess. ACT ONE: Inside the Cave … Continue reading

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The Cave Story script

As we know, there are three elements coming together script-wise, or at least we currently think so: the cave story, the modern-day story, and the narrator’s commentary. For the sake of not-going-insane putting it all together, we thought it would … Continue reading

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The Narrator, version threee

As you sit here, we tell stories for serious English philosophical people. Your beautiful mother thought that the first humans lived in caves and had much smaller brains. Myth. Wrong. Really big brains, no milk, smaller cheese. We are the first humans, … Continue reading

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Magic Realism

I just ran across your website today, so please indulge me while catch up. Neandertaler mused nearly a year ago about the possibility of the “inner caveman” of the person in the hotel room connecting with the “actual caveman” on … Continue reading

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Mask Idea

Here is a doodle of some masks, made of mud for maleability… a.) is Juliet, I imagine her adjusting her feathers to express anger, joy, sympathy, etc. b.) is Romeo, his tribe all wear rhino horns on their foreheads to … Continue reading

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Photos of prehistoric people

Found these while meandering around the web… I think the fellow took real photographs and manipulated them on the computer, which makes for an unsettling effect on several levels… but also managing to bring some humanity to our picture of … Continue reading

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yes we can

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