Lucas Myers in the making of: The Revelstoke Project

Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

Location

Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
1007 Vernon Avenue, Revelstoke, BC

Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre is a presenting venue with an evolving program of artistically excellent cultural events. Its aim is to offer a varied line-up of music, film, theatre and dance for all ages.

Date

November 02 2016
Expired!

Lucas Myers, an actor based in Nelson, BC was commissioned to produce a show with original music around skiing, mountain culture and how Revelstoke was changing. This included two weeks of structured research, one in winter and one in summer, a community-wide questionnaire and small interventions, followed by a development period and two final performances at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre (RPAC).

It includes video, song, puppetry, lots of humour, and audience engagement. Myers’ inhabits multiple different characters, based on real Revelstoke residents and experiences, and in this way he manages to capture many of the personal challenges and benefits of the mountain culture milieu in Revelstoke.

All the people who participated in the research and development process, through interviews or taking him on adventures were invited to the premiere of the work. There was also a post show discussion, offering a space for the larger conversation about the changes in the community.

This project helped the RPAC connect with the Revelstoke community by creating a performance that celebrated mountain culture as well as addressing emerging issues such as the shift from a blue-collar, logging town to a major ski and tourist destination. The final performances were very well received and the show has returned multiple times since its premiere, most recently recorded as part of our REVY. Live Online series.

Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

Location

Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
1007 Vernon Avenue, Revelstoke, BC

Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre is a presenting venue with an evolving program of artistically excellent cultural events. Its aim is to offer a varied line-up of music, film, theatre and dance for all ages.

Arts Revelstoke

Organizer

Arts Revelstoke
Phone
+12508149325
Email
info@artsrevelstoke.com

Arts Revelstoke is the lead organization for Arts and Culture in Revelstoke, producing cultural events, spearheading public art projects and developing the arts and cultural scene in Revelstoke.

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