10-Minute Plays for Jane’s Walk – Summer Programming 2018

July & August 2018

Wednesdays 3-4pm & Saturdays 12-1pm

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The group that brought you 10 Minute Plays for Jane’s Walk is partnering with Downtown Calgary to perform 10-Minute Plays along Calgary’s Stephen Avenue this summer. Several performers from this year’s 10-Minute Plays for Jane’s Walk will reprise the work they created and performed during Jane’s Walk this past May, plus some brand new performances!

Three plays will be performed each day in succession (30 minutes of programming). The length of the program depends on the time it takes for walkers to get to each play destination. Each performance day will be no more than 60 minutes in total.

Map & Schedule

1. The Introduction/The Conversation- DIY Theatre
2. Home from Home- Gloria Olmedo and Fredy Rivas
3. Connie-fucius presents: C’mon down to Chinatown!- Dale Lee Kwong
4. god is a Magpie- Tangy Lime Dance Projects
5. One Bottle Too Many: Best Told by Bob Edwards- 1:37 Productions
6. Booze and brothels: Vice in 1907 Calgary- Diamonds in the Rough East Village Seniors Drama Collective

Wednesday, July 11, 3-4pm: 1│2│6
*Note the July 11 Performances will take place on the Downtown Calgary Stage! Located on 8th Avenue SE, between 1st Street SE and Centre Street. 

Saturday July 14th, 1-2pm 1│2│6

*Note the Saturday July 14th Performances will take place in front of the Glenbow Located on 8th Avenue SE, between 1st Street SE and Centre Street. 

Wednesday, July 18, 3-4pm: 1│4│5
Saturday, July 21, 12-1pm: 1│3│4
Wednesday, July 25, 3-4pm: 1│4│5
Saturday, July 28, 12-1pm: 1│4│5
Wednesday, August 1, 3-4pm: 1│5│6
Saturday, August 4, 12-1pm: 1│5│6
Wednesday, August 8, 3-4pm: 1│3│5
Saturday, August 11, 12-1pm: 1│3│5
Wednesday, August 15, 3-4pm: 1│3│6
Saturday, August 18, 12-1pm: 1│3│6
Wednesday, August 22, 3-4pm: 1│3│5
Saturday, August 25, 12-1pm: 1│3│5
Wednesday, August 29, 3-4pm: 1│3│5

The Plays

1. THE INTRODUCTION/THECONVERSATION
DIY Theatre
DIY theatre takes a well known Calgary landmark, “The Conversation Statue” and flips it on it’s head by not telling the story of these two men. But instead they tell the story of their wives.

2. HOME FROM HOME
Gloria Olmedo and Fredy Rivas
A dialogue between the experience as Latin American artists and being part of a new social context with its own traditions. Incorporating elements such as the weather and environment, the performers will also involve the audience, stimulating their perception and intuition through the body language. It will be an extravagant exploration full of sensation!

3.CONNIE-FUCIUS PRESENTS: C’MON DOWN TO CHINATOWN!
Dale Lee Kwong
Meet Connie-Fucius, ancient Chinese sage and your host. She has come to share her knowledge of Chinese-Canadian history, and in particular, the history of Calgary’s current (and 3rd) Chinatown. Audiences will participate in her game show to explore the history of Chinese-Canadians, as discovered through the history of Calgary’s Chinatown. The winner of the game show will receive a free copy of Dale’s recent chapbook, Discovering (YYC) Chinatown – a self-guided walking tour of (YYC) Chinatown.

4.  GOD IS A MAGPIE
Tangy Lime Dance Projects
The magpie is smart and good-looking, yet loud and antagonizing–he thinks he’s a god. god is A Magpie is a stiltdance exploration of one of Calgary’s rowdiest rascals, the magpie.

5. ONE BOTTLE TOO MANY: BEST TOLD BY BOB EDWARDS
1:37 Productions
Bob Edwards, a political satirist from the 1900s is brought back to life to share his many, many opinions. Also to drink, a lot, as he tended to do.

6. BOOZE AND BROTHELS: VICE IN 1907 CALGARY
East Village Seniors Drama Collective
In 1907 prostitution was rampant in Calgary’s east end. There was a raging battle between the gentlemanly types and ladies of the night and the war is waged in the court room, and the audience is privy to it all.


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 What is Jane’s Walk?

Jane’s Walk is a global festival of free, locally organized walking tours through which people explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Named after Jane Jacobs, an author and activist who championed a fresh community-based approach to city building, the walks take place around the world on the first full weekend of May. Jane’s Walk in Calgary is organized by Calgary Foundation. Details here.