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Theatre Replacement

Theatre Replacement | James Long and Maiko Yamamoto

Theatre Replacement is an ongoing collaboration between James Long and Maiko Yamamoto. Whether working together or apart, they use extended processes to create performances from intentionally simple beginnings. Their work is about a genuine attempt to coexist. Conversations, interviews and arguments collide with Yamamoto and Long’s aesthetics resulting in theatrical experiences that are authentic, immediate and hopeful.


Town Choir

Town Criers

In a fixed location, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. In that same moment, a town choir receives these observations via a large screen and sings them out to the public. Town Choir treats everyday considerations as the news. Intimate and minute details are transmitted through the ether, and then filtered through the live body in an epic choral declaration.

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Photography: Birkir Brynjarsson

In a fixed location, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. In another part of the same city, or the world, a town crier receives these observations via a tablet — a modern day version of the trusty scroll. The criers ring their bells and declare these observations to the public. Town Criers treats everyday considerations as the news. Intimate and minute details are transmitted through the ether, and then filtered through the live body in an oratorical sculpture.

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MINE

Photography: Tim Matheson

A new work by Theatre Replacement about mothers and sons.
Using the computer construction game Minecraft as a kind of theatre, a group of gamer/performers between the ages of 10 to 45 enact different narratives, live, in front of an audience of roughly the same age. In a rocky and mountainous landscape, they tell the story of Grendel’s mother’s brutal act of revenge from the Beowulf saga. They travel to a clearing in the woods to reveal the brief but powerful lessons that Bambi’s mother taught him, before that horrible day in the meadow. Somewhere in a nearby city, a cyborg assassin called The Terminator travels back from the year 2029 to the year 1984 to destroy a woman named Sarah Connor, in order to destroy her son John Connor, who hasn’t been born yet, but who will one day save the human race from machines. Other stories emerge from the landscape and the room: stories of hyper-strength and fatal forgetfulness; galactic love and worry. Of regret and shame. Of a most powerful bond.

These stories become the myths within a performance that unpacks one of the world’s most essential relationships — that of mother and son. Also including found material from news stories and our own personal relationships, MINE opens us up to expansive and strange new territories in a multi-generational live performance. 

Commissioned by the Future Arts Centres of the UK and the Cultch with major support from the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

*Mine is not an official Minecraft product, nor is it associated with Mojang.

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