oblivion on tour: Alberta & Ontario

Tour Dates: March 25, 26, April 1, 2, 2017

Follow the show on twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #myoblivion

What People are Saying 

“A powerful story that speaks to every human, no matter where they find themselves on the journey of life. Highlighting the paradoxes and tensions between faith and identity, this play is sure to push boundaries and cause deep reflection in the hearts of everyone who encounters it…It could literally change your life.”
~ Brandan Robertson, author, thought-leader, contemplative activist

“It is my firm belief that this story must be told, over and over again. And whoever gets to be a part of hearing it will brim with a newfound empathy and courage for themselves and everyone around them.“
~ Pam Rocker, speaker, writer, activist


Recent media coverage
CBC Radio
CNDTimes Magazine

More about oblivion 


Click on a poster image below for specific performance ticket info and details. 


ALBERTA

Director
:
Laurel Green
Cast:
Bianca Miranda, Ayla Stephen, Brett Tanner, Simon Tottrup
Act 2 Guest:
Jillian Thompson 

MARCH 25 in CALGARY, AB                 
|   MARCH 26 in RED DEER, AB
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SOUTHERN ONTARIO*

Director: Tawiah Ben M’Carthy
Cast: David Coomber, Daniel Ellis, Shannon Murphy, Alix Sideris
Act 2 Guests: Wendy Gritter & Jonathan Brower

APRIL 1 in TORONTO, ON                   |                 APRIL 2 in ST. CATHARINES, ON
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*Note: The Ontario tour of oblivion is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy. It is being presented by a Third Street inspired spinoff collective called: Collective Oblivion

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Bring oblivion to your community

oblivion expands the conversation about faith & LGBTQ+ identity. You can bring this play to your community! Click Here for more info.

 

 

UPCOMING DATES

+ Calgary, AB – March 25 at 7pm | Red Deer Lake United
+ Toronto – Spring 2017 | Details to come

PRAISE

“The piece speaks to everyone, no matter orientation, age or background”
~ Samantha MacDonald, Lunchbox Theatre Associate Artistic Producer

“Raw, authentic, and worth seeing. If you are battling between your true self and your faith, you must watch oblivion. You are not alone.”
~ Pace Anhorn, Hillhurst United Church Youth Leader

“There wasn’t a dry eye in the place…meaningful and timely. As we as societies, cultures, and religious groups wrestle with understanding and acceptance, this is the story that will build those bridges.”
~ Sarah T, Third Street Theatre patron

DESCRIPTION

oblivion is a semi-autobiographical play that beautifully portrays the complexities surrounding faith and queer identity. Step into a pivotal moment in the life of Tim, a gay man who has left the conservative church and reparative therapy behind to try and reconcile his faith and his sexuality. Paralyzed by his past, Tim stands at a crossroads where he must decide the future of his faith before it destroys him.

oblivion is a unique opportunity to collectively witness a true to life story about faith and sexual orientation. To react, respond and ask hard questions and then decide how this experience will affect the way you approach your own life and the lives of those in your community.

ABOUT THE FORMAT

oblivion is a staged reading presented in two acts.

Act One is a 60-minute staged reading where professional actors interpret the play with the script in their hands.

Act Two is a conversation with the audience. In past performances, the conversation has lasted 30-60 minutes but exact timing is up to the presenter. This act allows for reflection, feedback and dialogue and is an opportunity for audience members to tell their own stories, ask questions of the artists, and digest what they have just witnessed together.

The audience will also have a chance to leave anonymous feedback about their experience, here are a few samples from past readings:

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OBLIVION IN THE NEWS

oblivion | Doug Dirks for CBC Radio’s The Homestretch 

Calgary reading delves into being openly gay and religious
Jeremy Simes, MetroCalgary

Gay and Evangelical Christian: can a person be both?
Steve Schelling, DailyXtra World News

Click Here for audience feedback & photos from the last presentation

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