Collective excitement …


Reliving the Exquisite Corpse
Created and Performed by Dmitry Chepovetsky, Jenn Griffin, Liesl Lafferty, Heidi Waters

BLIND SUBMISSION is a theatrical creation inspired by the parlor game fashioned by Surrealist Poets called “Exquisite Corpse”. In the game, each person scratches a few words onto a paper without having seen what the last person wrote. The result is a poem that represents the collective unconscious of the group. The name is derived from a phrase when the game was first played in 1925, “Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau.” (The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.)

For the theatre, the Chaos Collective has adapted the game with a postmodern, deconstructivist twist, creating their own form of Surreality Theatre.
For 28 days, three playwrights, in three different cities, wrote three separate plays. Without a previously determined theme and without having seen each other’s words, the playwrights blindly submitted their contributions to the dramaturge. The dramaturge has collaged the pieces together ignoring constricting rules of modernism including “form follows function” to create theatre that is beautiful and vulnerable.

Surreality Theatre does not only require blind submission from the artists. The Chaos Collective recognizes the audience is also submitting blindly. Therfore, the Chaos Collective is offering 6 “pay-what-you-think-it-is-
worth” performances of BLIND SUBMISSION, February 6 – 8 at 8pm and February 11, 18 and 25 at 4pm. All other performances are $20.

Together for the first time in Toronto, the playwrights will become the actors and the dramaturge will become the director and after two weeks of rehearsal, the audience is invited to witness the extravaganza that is BLIND SUBMISSION!

Reliving the Exquisite Corpse
Created and Performed by Dmitry Chepovetsky – Toronto-based Playwright/Actor,
Jenn Griffin – Vancouver-based Playwright/Actor, Liesl Lafferty – Winnipeg-based Dramaturge/Director, Heidi Waters – Montreal-based Playwright/Actor
Choreographed by Patrick Tubajon – Designed by Steve Marsh – Stage Managed by Shauna Japp
The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street West, 416.538.0988
February 6 to February 25, 2007
Previews February 6 – 8 @ 8pm, “pay-what-you-think-it-is-
Opening Night: Friday, February 9, 2007 @ 8:00pm
Tuesday – Saturday 8pm, all tickets $20 (cash only)
Sunday @ 4pm, “pay-what-you-think-it-is-
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