by Popcorn Galaxies
Venue: Various – starting location will be the intersection of 105th Street & 86th Ave, near EL Hill Park.
Runtime: Approximately 120 minutes.
Perfect Strangers is a site-responsive micro-performance which explores themes of intimacy, human connection, and friendship. Audience members who have never met are paired up and embark on a walking journey through the neighbourhood. The pairs are guided through a series of questions, games, and prompts which become increasingly intimate.
Throughout the journey, participants record moments of their experience on Post-It notes which are posted as they walk, forming a guerilla art-installation for other passers-by and animating the landscape with a fleeting archive of transforming relationships.
This quirky theatrical experience attempts to answer the question: how can a group of audience members start off as strangers and become friends? Perfect Strangers is your chance to have a face to face encounter with a perfect stranger who you may otherwise never meet.
HOW TO ENJOY PERFECT STRANGERS:
Audience members will gather at the designated meeting spot at the intersection of 105th Street & 86 Ave near EL Hill Park (see map below). Please arrive no earlier than five minutes before your scheduled start time.
This experience will involve some movement from location to location, which includes uneven pathways and travelling over grass. Travelling between each location takes 3-5 minutes, for a total of 15-20 minutes of walking. Seating will be provided wherever possible.
There are no public washrooms available on the route, and the show is unable to accommodate latecomers.
If you have any further questions or concerns about accessibility for this performance, we encourage you to reach out at email@example.com if you would like to be provided with as much information as possible prior to the performance.
NOTE: 5% of all Found 2022 ticket sales, and 5% of all donations made to Common Ground Arts Society until July 10, will be donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
CREATIVE TEAM & THANKS:
Created by: June Fukumura and Keely O’Brien
With collaborators: Cindy Mochizuki, Sophia Wolfe, and Daniel O’Shea
With support from: Boca del Lupo Space Residency, B.C. Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.