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.
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.
“A production this inventive and reckless deserves to run for months with people returning not once but three and four times”
-Louis Hobson, Calgary Herald
Every night the ensemble of six actors switches roles, adopting one of thousands of possible casting scenarios, to flip the gender and power dynamics within the work. Utilizing live recording from four cameras, Quickdraw Animation’s Tyler Klein Longmire creates a new animation video reflective of the unique casting over the course of the performance. That unique animation piece plays an essential part in the climax of the play.
“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
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
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.