From electric moments of discovery and connection to the dark hours of isolation, we all seek community and resolution. But sometimes what connects us is what we need to escape from.
My goal for this production is to collectively build an artwork for the students that becomes a place into which they can pour every part of themselves.
I Think We Are Alone by British playwright Sally Abbott is making its North American premiere at The University of Winnipeg from April 5-9. Director, producer, actress, and theatre creator Hazel Venzon leads the Acting IV: Honours graduating actors and senior design and production students through a dynamic and striking production that is at once dreamlike and stiflingly realistic.
“My goal for this production is to collectively build an artwork for the students that becomes a place into which they can pour every part of themselves,” said Venzon. “I encourage the creative team to use what they’ve learned and experienced during the past two years of isolation and apply it here and now. This will be our collective exhale.”
Over 95 minutes, six characters seamlessly weave in and out of one another’s lives at key moments of love, loss, and redemption.
I Think We Are Alone is a bittersweet and funny take on our ache to connect with those voices we need to hear again, those arms we need to feel around us, and those faces we need to see again. It’s about letting go of some things and holding on to what we love the most.
UWinnipeg’s production features costume design by student Jord Nicanor, scenic design by student Katie Tyson, and lighting design by faculty member Adam Parboosingh. All technical work is done by both junior and senior production students.
I Think We Are Alone livestreams Tuesday, April 5 through Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 pm each evening. Everyone is welcomed to tune in to view the live performance from the comfort of their own homes.
Admission is free, but reservations are required in order to receive the link. Please or visit UWinnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film website at http://theatre.uwinnipeg.ca or call the 24-hour Reservation Line at 204.786.9152.
Content warning: Mature Themes
Trigger Warning: Discussion of Paedophilia
Based in the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at The University of Winnipeg, the Department of Theatre and Film offers concentrations in acting, design, drama in education, filmmaking, playwriting, and production/stage management. Our classes are small and our approach is practical. Our faculty is comprised of highly respected and award-winning professionals who are experienced teachers and remain active in their disciplines, bringing relevant and up-to-date instruction to our students.