Performances: November 14 - 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: November 14 & 15 at 12 p.m.
Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building
Fall in love with the future. Fall in love with TomorrowLove.
As technology develops further toward virtual realities, TomorrowLove takes on love, sex and relationships of the future. How will technology play a role in our future relationships? Will we recognize love? TomorrowLove has been described as ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ meets ‘Black Mirror’.
Written by Rosamund Small in 2015, TomorrowLove is comprised of seven thematically linked playlets. Rosamund states that the play “is about love and set in many different versions in the very near future, where one piece of amazing technology exists. It is about exploring different relationships and how this one thing activates change in the way that two people relate to each other. Sometimes it ends up bringing people closer together and sometimes it pushes them further apart.”
Guest director Andrea Donaldson collaborated with Toronto designer Anna Treusch (set), Hamilton designer Christopher Stanton (sound), as well as resident designers, Sharon E. Secord (costume), and Paul J. Cegys (lighting). Together, they created an ephemeral world of paper and light that exists outside technology and allows the viewer to see the relationships through an unfiltered lens.
The production was book-ended by two engagement events. Doors opened 30 minutes prior to the performance so the audience could immerse themselves in a thematic display meant to extend the world of the play to the world right in front of us. Following each performance, the audience participated in a talkback with the cast about the themes and content of the play.
In addition, the program piloted ASL interpreted shows. Guest ASL interpreter, Peggy Zehr and Rosalie Vissers, were fully integrated into the Wednesday, November 14 performances.
To read the articles CBC and The Record wrote covering TomorrowLove click the links below:
For more information about the theme of TomorrowLove visit the dramaturgy hub