The World Premiere of The Itinerary, created by Sébastien Heins, poses the question “What do we do with the time that we have left?”
Recently “playtested” at Kingston’s Kick & Push Festival, The Itinerary is a love letter to videogames and the artist’s Caribbean family history, with players using their smartphones to control the performer’s every action. With an intimate band of fellow players, audiences will explore a world of memory, imagination and compassion through Heins’ personal lens of the Windrush generation, familial loss and human perseverance. The piece “reflects an understanding of care, and what it means to provide it” (Kingston’s Theatre Alliance) and will be shared with OtM audiences this winter in a production envisioned to feature both in-person and digital elements.
The Itinerary was workshopped as part of the 2020 Kick & Push Festival in Kingston, Ontario.
The Itinerary is part of OtM’s 20/21 Solo Together series: three performer-created immersive memoirs exploring mental health, wellbeing and how individual minds filter and navigate our world. While our usual ways of creating intimacy are challenging in this moment, each of these shows offers the possibility for audiences to connect with their own humanity by experiencing someone else’s. Solo Together is designed to provide a forum for introspection, self-knowledge and care as all of us grapple with isolation and loneliness.
OtM will share these stories across in-person and digital platforms over the next year, responsive to evolving health and safety precautions.
The Solo Together Series also includes:
- Winter 2020