All Performances listed below were created, directed and performed by Sean MacMahon and Kevin Rees using the methods outlined in the group's manifesto (see manifesto).
~The Evening News/ small craft warnings~
=The sources of this information are both reliable and suspect. Jack Ward and John Thompson send you the news until there is no more. Question: How do people choose what is true and what is false? The Evening News/small craft warnings... one part truth, one part fiction. What happens when Chicken Little is ‘on air’?.
@Wave 2, Audience Relocation- Turn Left Here
February 28- March 3th- Buddies in Bad times Theatre
2-4 hours (durational installation)
= a combination of three shorts (I like you, where you are now, ).trilogie is a lament for those conscious of being stuck in time and immobilized by the weight of moments they cannot escape. trilogie is the reflection 2.7 seconds before impact. trilogie is a eulogy for probes in space. Media coupled with performance in an experience of visuals, light and sound. Charged, honest, manipulative and utterly sobering.
February 18th- Theatre La Chapelle
= 2 carrier pigeons pass the time away playing an indecipherable game of cards/dice. They are a little wounded, a little drunk, and they might just be angels- not pigeons, it all depends on their next assignment.
@Rhubarb! Festival Mini Stage,
February 9th2006- Buddies in BadTimesTheatre- ante chamber
@The Theatre Centre’s Free Fall Festival
January 27th- February 5th- Lennox Contemporary (via Queen Street)
* nominated for two dora mavor moore awards (outstanding sound design / outstanding new independant production)
= a three day participatory installation in which the audience was invited to: be interviewed,confess their sins/desires to a camera in an outhouse,play darts, watch movies, and find their own way about. A travel agency for the mental landscape.
@ The Theatre Centre (Scratch)
July 7th-9th, 2005- Theatre Centre Mainspace
= 2 simultaneously projected short films (super8) with live musical accompaniment (guitar, toy piano, vocals) The narrative undertone involves spiders: as experimental subjects in experiments involving gravity's effect on symmetry/ balance, and as lonely fabled icons. @ Moving Pictures: Reel Dance on the Road- Flail & Flower Programme January 26th, 2005- Cinematheque Quebecoise, Salle Fernand-Seguin Montreal, PQCanada 8 minutes
~where you are now~
= Dealing with similar themes as i like you, this piece is a lament for those conscious of being stuck in time. Immobilized in dread, feeling the weight of the moments they cannot escape the 2 attempt to make anything sincere. They remain unconvinced until one recalls the story of a man who jumps off a bridge and changes his mind before he hits the ground. @ Fadjr International Theatre Festival January 22nd-24th, 2005- Cafeteria, City Theatre Tehran, Iran 45 minutes
~Telescope~ @ Moving Pictures Festival - Flail & Flower Programme November 6th, 2004 - National Film Board, John Spotton Cinema 8 minutes.
~Calgary, air show 1975 ~ = An audio-visual essay about travel. A short film (super8) shot in 1975 of the air show in Calgary, Alberta by Sean's father. The sound scape is a sombre guitar score layered with an insomniac's instructions on how to cross the country by road. @ Lab Cab October 2, 2004 - Factory Studio Theatre 7 minutes.
~~ The Sleep-Walking Trilogy: Part 3 = This is the final installment to the trilogy. Ancient history, nightmare dystopia, dreamlike utopia and uncertain future collide in the ever-escaping present as two probes try to seize the one tiny moment in which they can receive each other's messages, and make it last forever. A fragile present @ Rhubarb! 2004 Buddies in Bad Times Theatre February 2004 - Tallulah's Cabaret 28 minutes.
~not for all this (a little anthem before the lights go out)~ = After a melodramatic entrance the 2 performers disappear behind a giant red curtain. An obnoxious pair of puppets try to steal the show. The curtain is drawn to reveal a barren stage with 6 light bulbs hanging from the ceiling. Films are shown, music is played, a submarine sinks, a house tour turns macabre, a werewolf faces the truth, and a man in a spotlight tries like heck to tell a story that he just can't face. @ Harbourfront Centre's HATCH programme December 16-21 2003 Harbourfront Centre Studio Theatre 70 minutes
~ULTRASOUND~ = A showdown. A stand-off. 2 characters face-off in a long-distance fist fight(?), a campaign debate(?) A collision of ideas about what goes unsaid- in public and private. @ RED October 2003 - Lula Lounge 10 minutes.
~Telescope~ @ 720 King St. July 2003 in the Creative Group's Bra Room 8 minutes.
~Telescope~ @ The Rhino Bar & Grille July 2003 - Upstairs at the Rhino. Benefit. 8 minutes.
~where you are now~ The Sleep-Walking Trilogy: Part 2 @ Rhubarb! 2003 Buddies in Bad Times Theatre February 2003 - Tallulah's Cabaret 30 minutes.
~i like you~ The Sleep-Walking Trilogy: Part 1 = emergency.exit's inaugural performance. A neo-vaudeville exposure of the inner workings of fear, identity, and the uncontrollable rush towards the future. Moving in and out of states of panic 2 people are pulled into techni-colour flash-backs of themselves and shoved reluctantly to the end. Jokes turn into tragedies, as they catch fire and fall through the ice. @ Rhubarb! 2002 Buddies in Bad Times Theatre February 2002 - Tallulah's Cabaret 30 minutes
3 minutes without air 3 days without water 3 weeks without food