Theatre Replacement: Mine

Date:Fri 29 - Sun 31 Mar
Time:7.30pm (Fri & Sat) 2pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue:J2
Price:£12.50 | £8 cons

Are you between 10 and 14 years old?
Do you play Minecraft regularly?
Are you interested in theatre or performance?

If the answer is YES, we are looking for YOU!

We're looking for 4 young gamers aged 10 – 14 to participate in an exciting new theatre project in March 2019. Canadian theatre company Theatre Replacement are presenting their brand new show MINE at Cambridge Junction from Fri 29 – Sun 31 March 2019. MINE is a new theatre work about Minecraft, parents and their children.

If you play Minecraft regularly, and play both Survival and Creative modes on a computer, with a keyboard and mouse (WASD, not iOS or console Minecraft), we would love to hear from you.

Participants will need to be available Mon 25 – Thurs 28 Mar for rehearsals and Fri 29 - Sun 31 Mar for performances, with some pre-rehearsal skype meetings with the company in advance. All rehearsals and performances will take place at Cambridge Junction. Rehearsals will start after school in the late afternoon/early evening.

Please complete THIS FORM below and we will let you know if your application is successful. The deadline for applications is Friday 1 February 2019.

If you need help completing this form or need any further information please email beth.bailey@junction.co.uk.
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Using the computer construction game Minecraft as a kind of theatre, a group of gamer/performers between the ages of 10 and 45 enact different narratives, live, in front of an audience of roughly the same age.

Inspired by the real-life relationship between Theatre Replacement’s Artistic Director, Maiko Yamamoto, and her 11-year-old son Hokuto and his obsession with Minecraft.

In a rocky and mountainous landscape, they tell the story of Grendel’s mother’s brutal act of revenge from the Beowulf saga. They travel to a clearing in the woods to reveal the brief but powerful lessons that Bambi’s mother taught him, before that horrible day in the meadow. Somewhere in a nearby city, a cyborg assassin travels back from the year 2029 to 1984 to destroy a woman named Sarah Connor and her son John Connor, who hasn’t been born yet, but who will one day save the human race from machines.

As the performance unfolds, personal stories begin to emerge from the landscape and weave themselves into the narratives: Grendel becomes a tweenage kid who just wants to stay in his room and play videogames, Bambi’s mother’s instinct to protect her son becomes a metaphor for a failed family trip to the Grand Canyon; The Terminator story evolves to reveal all the misplaced prophecies a mother places on her son.

MINE opens us up to expansive and strange new territories in an intergenerational performance that both interrogates and recognizes the role technology plays in our modern parent-child relationships.

 

 

MINE is not an official Minecraft product, nor is it affiliated with Mojang.

“Some of Canada’s best experimental theatre makers.” 
The Georgia Straight

Age: 10+

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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