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Theatre Junction GRAND connects place and culture with Cities

April 27, 2016

An exploration of the link between urban planning and human culture, Cities is the latest performance being brought to the stage at Theatre Junction GRAND.

 Cities is a “raw materials theatre” piece, starring Olivier Ducas. With the help of his camera and scenographer Julie Vallée-Léger, Olivier will construct imaginary cities through stories and photos of objects presented on the table onstage.

“Cities does not have an explicit political or social message. The creation comes out of questions about how our now overwhelmingly-urban human populations will evolve socially within cities,” explains Tonya Lailey, Business Development at Theatre Junction GRAND.

“Since sustainability begins with people, examining cities as expressions of our social selves can be a way of getting at the subject from a deeper place.”

On Friday, May 6, REAP and its partners – DIRTT Environmental Solutions, ELEMENT Integrated Workplace Solutions, and Nya Sustainability Consulting - are sponsoring the evening’s performance of Cities as well as hosting a pre-performance reception for the REAP community to connect and be inspired, featuring a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres made by Workshop Kitchen + Culture – the theatre’s in-house eatery.

Tonya says the target audience is “people who are open to thinking about places and ideas in new ways, who have spent time wondering about how the built environment of a city affects how we think and live and understand ourselves.”

She promises an imagination-activating evening, bringing together people to create something worth talking about.

Cities runs May 4-7, 2016.


Watch this trailer for Cities to see what you could be in store for next Friday.
Click here to purchase tickets to the event, and use the discount code “REAP” for 10% off. Tickets are $40 (with the discount).
Join REAP in the lounge upstairs from 6:00 pm to connect with local businesses that are working to create a more sustainable built environment. Check out the websites of our partners in advance to learn more: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, ELEMENT Integrated Workplace Solutions, and Nya Sustainability Consulting.
Learn more about Theatre Junction GRAND by visiting them online.

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