PHOTO CREDIT: JAMES MACLEAN
MAIN STAGE MIXED-REALITY THEATRE
"…so smart and so beautiful it will charm your socks off.” Prachi Kamble, The Vancouver Arts Review
"...daringly original and unlike anything I had ever seen." Jordan Pike, Kingston Theatre Alliance
“I’m telling you I miss someone I’ve never met” proclaims Aaron Collier, creator and performer of HEIST’s innovative storytelling show Frequencies. Best described as one part techno concert, one part autobiographical confessional, audiences are swept into a waking dream with Collier and his keyboards, while exploring his deep connection with family. This critically acclaimed and award-winning production (Merritt for Outstanding Indie Production and Original Score 2021) took the country by storm during lockdown through livestream performances and now for the first time ever is shared with in-house audiences!
Frequencies is a mixed reality performance; the audience watches the action onstage as well as on screens - through the eyes of Sylvia Bell wearing a VR headset with a special camera attached, allowing us to see Collier and his keyboards augmented by digital scenography. Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr and with additional writings by Stewart Legere and Francesca Ekwuyasi, Frequencies is “a dazzling technological creation” (Lynn Slotkin).
Moving and flashing projections
We believe that theatre is for everyone, and try to offer affordable options to make sure there are no financial barriers in the way of anyone coming out to see a show.
If you are able to afford the full price, we encourage you to do so. If price is still a barrier, please reach out to Kat@EasternFrontTheatre.com
Volunteers see the show for free!
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Nova Scotia / Mi'kma'ki
HEIST is a live art company committed to creating, producing and presenting innovative, genre-bending and queerly playful performances in Halifax and beyond. An important element to our organization is having a clear and strong commitment to diversity within culture, abilities and gender.
Aaron Collier - Performer, Composer, Writer, Designer, Programmer
Ann-Marie Kerr - Director
Sylvia Bell - VR Driver, Production Manager
Francesca Ekwuyasi - Writer
Stewart Legere - Writer
Richie Wilcox - Dramaturg, Stage Manager
Mackenzie Cornfield - Digital Image Designer
Matthew Downey - XR Designer & Programmer
Emlyn Murray - Design builder of Aaron's suit
Pat McMaster - Pre-show Music Composer
Thank you to the original creation team members Alex Sinclair, Jean-Pierre Cloutier, Patrick McMaster & Maria Ossa
Accessible Ticket Pricing: This performance has pay-what-you-can-afford pricing. If cost is still a barrier, please email Kat@EasternFrontTheatre.com.
COVID: Masks are available on site and encouraged/appreciated but not required. Event is general admission and social distancing may not be possible.
Transit Access: The Halifax Transit Dartmouth Ferry arrives directly at Alderney Landing, and Alderney Gate is serviced by Halifax Transit buses #5, 6+, 53, 54, 55, 62, 158, 159, 161, 165.
Physical Access: The Theatre is on the second level of Alderney Landing, accessible by passenger elevator and stairs. Parking is available onsite, with curbside dropoff and automatic doors at the main entrance to the building. Alderney Landing is connected to Alderney Gate by pedway, accessible by elevator, escalator and stairs.
Stadium Seating: Fixed stadium seats fold down and are 16.5 inches deep and 20 inches wide from the inside of each (shared) armrest. Front row seating is on the same level as the entrance and can be reserved in advance by emailing info@EasternFrontTheatre.com. There are stairs leading to the rest of the rows, 7 inches high and 17 inches deep. There is no handrail. Armless chairs are available upon request and will be placed in the front row, they are 16 inches deep and 15.5 inches wide. For assistance, or to request priority seating before the house is opened, please check in with EFT Staff or Volunteers.
Bathrooms: There are two all gender bathrooms in the rotunda lobby, one with toilet stalls only, and one with toilet stalls and urinals. Both bathrooms are equipped with various hygiene products.
Environmental Sensitivities: We aim to provide a scent-free environment, and make every effort to use products that are scent-free where possible (including alcohol-based hand sanitizer). We encourage all patrons to be mindful of the effects of strong scents, and ask that patrons avoid wearing or using scented personal products while onsite.
If you have any questions about the accessibility measures in place, please email Accessibility Coordinator, Sara at SGrahamAccessibility@gmail.com.