Pacific Theatre apprentice Julia Siedlanowska will explore proximity and closeness between strangers in a one-on-one, site-specific performance that takes place inside a Boler trailer parked next to the 12th Avenue theatre venue.
The 10-minute performance for an audience of one will consist of two options: asking the performer a question, or the audience member telling her something.
“The only parameters being it has to be the truth, and it stays in the room,” says Siedlanowska who is both performer and creator of Ask/Tell: The Boler Project.
“I am interested in creating a small, mobile theatre space that can pique the interest of passersby and locals by happenstance or word of mouth by coming up in unexpected places,” she says. “I am interested in exploring the intimacy of such a small space.”
Siedlanowska also calls it a gentle exercise in consent. “Each person has to navigate, for themselves, and with respect to the other, how much and what they want to divulge.”
Tickets to the show are being sold in a pay-what-you-think-it’s-worth model, allowing audience members to determine the value of the experience on their own.
Ask/Tell: The Boler Project is presented by Stone’s Throw Productions, Pacific Theatre’s non-professional counterpart and takes place February 19 – March 5 at 12pm and 6pm, directly before the Hardline Productions presentation of Bright Blue Future which runs inside the venue. Call 604-616-7381 to reserve a time or visit https://pacifictheatre.org for more information.