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Premium Content

by David Gagnon Walker

PREMIUM CONTENT is a play about art, consent, polyamory and the internet. It’s a play about boundaries: In relationships, in art, and the grey space where they converge. It’s a play about the difference between a funeral and a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s a play about trying really hard to be really cool.

 Photo by Tye Carson | Design by Alison Yanota | Animation by Tyler Klein Longmire | Image of Vanessa Jette and Jay Northcott   

Photo by Tye Carson | Design by Alison Yanota | Animation by Tyler Klein Longmire | Image of Vanessa Jette and Jay Northcott

 

In an age where you can access anything online, how do you know what is truly good, and what is truly bad? Featuring live video feeds, innovative design, and an ensemble engaging in the impossible, PREMIUM CONTENT is an entirely live performance experience. Every night the ensemble of six actors will switch roles, adopting one of thousands of possible casting scenarios, to flip the gender and power dynamics within the work. Utilizing live recording in each performance, Quickdraw Animation’s Tyler Klein Longmire will create a new animation video each night, reflective of the unique casting, to be presented as part of the performance.

“Premium Content is a bold, refreshing play about personal boundaries and breaching personal boundaries. What is free and what is not free? Rigorous in form and intellectually stimulating, the young characters in Walker's play live on the edge of their desires, bringing us into a world that is as up to date as tomorrow.”
– Colleen Murphy


Preview June 21 8pm (PWYC)
June 22+23 8pm
June 24 2pm (PWYC)
June 26-30 8pm
Midnight show: June 29th 11:59pm (PWYC)

The Joyce Doolittle Theatre at The Pumphouse Theatres
 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3P5

Tickets $20 Regular
$15 Students/Artist
Buy tickets here

Featuring
Mikaela Cochrane | Zoe Glassman |Vanessa Jette
Evan Medd | Jay Northcott | Joe Perry*
Director - Geoffrey Simon Brown*
Intimacy director - Alexis Lerigny
Production design - Alison Yanota
Sound design - Tori Morrison
Animation and projection design - Tyler Klein Longmire
Stage management - Meredith Johnson*

*This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy

 Photo by Tye Carson | Animation by Tyler Klein Longmire | Image of Evan Medd

Photo by Tye Carson | Animation by Tyler Klein Longmire | Image of Evan Medd

The casting for the show will be as follows:

June 21 – 8PM (PWYC Preview)
Alex – Jay Northcott
Blair – Evan Medd
Charlie – Vanessa Jette
Devon – Joe Perry
Eliot – Zoe Glassman

June 22 – 8PM
Alex – Vanessa Jette
Blair – Mikaela Cochrane
Charlie – Zoe Glassman
Devon – Joe Perry
Eliot – Jay Northcott

June 23 – 8PM
Alex – Mikaela Cochrane
Blair – Joe Perry
Charlie – Evan Medd
Devon – Vanessa Jette
Eliot – Zoe Glassman

June 24 – 2PM (PWYC)
Alex – Vanessa Jette
Blair – Mikaela Cochrane
Charlie – Jay Northcott
Devon – Joe Perry
Eliot – Zoe Glassman

June 26 – 8PM
Alex – Joe Perry
Blair – Mikaela Cochrane
Charlie – Jay Northcott
Devon – Vanessa Jette
Eliot – Evan Medd

June 27 – 8PM
Alex – Jay Northcott
Blair – Joe Perry
Charlie – Evan Medd
Devon – Mikaela Cochrane
Eliot – Zoe Glassman

June 28 – 8PM
Alex – Jay Northcott
Blair – Zoe Glassman
Charlie – Vanessa Jette
Devon – Joe Perry
Eliot – Evan Medd

June 29 – 8PM
Alex – Vanessa Jette
Blair – Evan Medd
Charlie – Zoe Glassman
Devon – Mikaela Cochrane
Eliot – Jay Northcott

June 29 – Midnight (PWYC)
Alex – Mikaela Cochrane
Blair – Joe Perry
Charlie – Zoe Glassman
Devon – Vanessa Jette
Eliot – Evan Medd

June 30 – 8PM
Alex – Joe Perry
Blair – Zoe Glassman
Charlie – Evan Medd
Devon – Mikaela Cochrane
Eliot – Jay Northcott

 

Thank you to our funders and sponsors:

Calgary Arts Development Association, the City of Calgary, Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Quickdraw Animation Society, Artsvest, Harvard Property Management Inc.

To all of you and those who have supported us through one of our parties or events, our sincerest gratitude.
We adore you.