The Home Suite

Audio Theatre
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produced by Two Little Theatre

The Home Suite is an answer to the question “who would I be if I lived in this house?” It invites audiences to take a stroll through the streets and avenues of Old Strathcona, pausing to notice all the little details that make a house into a home, while listening in on the lives of their possible inhabitants. The Home Suite is an ode to the homes that shape us, even as we shape them: 10 short audio pieces to be played in succession, like a musical suite.

In The Home Suite, audiences will be given directions to the location of ten homes in Old Strathcona. With the help of the brilliant Story City app, they will find their way to these locations where they can listen to audio pieces inspired by each home. Whether it’s a grand manor or a microloft; a tear down or an infill; an eccentric bungalow or a forgettable walk-up; every home has a story to tell.

Featuring Paula Humby, Ben Stevens, Christina Nguyen, Robert Benz, Kristi Hansen & Sheldon Elter.

This performance is available online right here on the Found Festival website or on the Story City app, anytime between July 2 and July 5. Enjoy at your own pace!

This is intended to be a self-guided immersive outdoor experience in and around the Old Strathcona neighbourhood. If you’re listening on the Story City app, you’ll be provided with audio cues on where to start and end your journey. You are also welcome to enjoy this experience from the comfort of your own home or wherever you are. You do you, Foundster!

The Microloft

The Old Folks Home

The Window

Co-House

The Hoop

The Duplex

The Clock

The Cat Tree Real

The Poster

The Old Friend

It’s darn important to us that Found Festival remains accessible for as many Foundsters in our community as possible. That includes making all tickets Offer What you Will. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. But if you’re able, we ask you please make an offer. As a tiny but mighty arts org getting it done on passion and grit, Common Ground Arts Society relies on donations to help keep our scrappy operation afloat. Every offer you make goes directly toward supporting artists in our community.

We suggest $10/event if you can afford it. Any offer over $10 is a direct donation to Common Ground Arts Society. All donations over $20 will be provided with a charitable tax receipt.

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PSST! Hey Foundsters – COVID-19 is real and we want you to stay safe and healthy. All of our programming is designed to be experienced solo or with your designated cohort/house group/pod. Please don’t gather in large groups. Please mask up. Please keep a safe distance from others. And please review Alberta Health Services’ recommendations here and here.

Some swearing!

We find ourselves in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Metis, and other indigenous peoples who have made this place home long before we settled here. For thousands of years, people have gathered here to share in story, community, and creative exchange.

We find ourselves thankful: thankful to play a small part in that long-standing tradition, a tradition carried on the shoulders of so many creators, builders, dreamers, agitators, and makers who came before us, and who will come long after us.

We find ourselves inspired: inspired by an evolving community of artists who passionately spark the magic that manifests when we surrender ourselves to the long summer days of this northern place.

We find ourselves grateful: grateful to everyone who rallies around this tiny but mighty Festival — the artists, the volunteers, the staff, the audience, the board, the mentors, the partners and sponsors, the funders, the believers. Found Festival exists because of you.