June 12 – 29, 2013
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street, in Vanier Park
8:00pm Tues – Sun
12:00pm Thurs June 13 & 20
YOU ARE VERY STAR is an immersive, transmedia experience from Vancouver’s legendary ELECTRIC COMPANY THEATRE that will transport you back to 1968 and ahead to 2048, from the height of the Space Race to the dawn of a new augmented humanity, as characters in each story look forward or back to 2013 as a mysterious time of wonder.
Pushing at the boundaries of where theatre exists, You Are Very Star is encountered on-line, through social media, as a site-specific treasure hunt and as live theatre inside Vancouver’s beloved planetarium.
Perched like a spaceship in Vanier Park, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is, for a limited time, a portal to the most important moment in history: right now. Your presence will change the world.
Preview (June 12-14) $15
Weekday Matinee (June 20) $20
Beta Presentation in December 2011 at the HR MacMillan Space Centre. Supported by the BC Film + Media Arts Innovations Fund, UBC’s Greenest Cities Conversations Project, the BC Arts Council Innovations Program, and ArtsFACT.
YOU ARE VERY STAR
by Electric Company
Part One: Orbiting the Cusp of Greatness by Craig Erickson; story development by Kevin Kerr
Interlude by Kevin Kerr, Georgina Beaty and Naomi Sider
Part Two: Transcendence by Kevin Kerr; story development with Sarah Sharkey
Featuring: Patti Allan, Dalal Badr, Kathleen Duborg, Chirag Naik, Marsha Regis and Michael Rinaldi
Director: David Hudgins
Set, Props and Costume Designer: Naomi Sider
Lighting Designer: Adrian Muir
Sound Designer: Troy Slocum
Video Designer: Parjad Sharifi
Transmedia Director: Blake William Turner
Stage Manager: Jan Hodgson
Assistant Stage Manager: Susan Miyagishima
Technical Director: Ace Martens
Production Manager: Jessie van Rijn
Video Assistant: Ryan Alexander McDonald
Associate Producers: Jenny MacDonald, Lauren Tuvell, Veronique West
Publicity: Rebecca Coleman (media inquiries here)
Visiting Artist: Halcyon Macleod, My Darling Patricia (AUS)