Secret City - Kamloops
Commissioned by Western Canada Theatre for their 2017-2018 season.
This edition is expected to take 90 minutes. Recommend age: 14+
Secret City: Kamloops takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc First Nations.
1. THE GRIND
Written and directed by Andrew G. Cooper
Performed by Wyatt Purcha and Allandra Barton
Sound Engineering and design by Brooke Ballam
Special thanks: Rebekah Nicholson, Taylor James McCallum
2. SUMMER OF '77
Written and performed by Devon More Music
Based on a memory provided by Michelle Jakob
3. HYPNOTIST OR NOT
Written and performed by Cayman Duncan
Additional voices provided by: Stephen Sawka, Terri Runnalls, Derek Rein, Harmony Maher, Skylar Nakazawa, Dušan Magdolen, Irene Runnalls, and Paige Cross.
Dedicated to Jess.
4. Trouble Child
Written and performed by Alicia Ashcroft
Sound engineering and design by Brooke Ballam
As always, to the subject of this story— Monica Weys. “I carry your heart. I carry it in my heart”.
5. STANDING ON THE CORNER OF INDECISION AND I LOVE YOU
Created by Laura Michel-Evans
Recorded by Peter Evans and Laura Michel-Evans
6. SAFE DEEP SPACE
Created by Matt Macintosh
Based on memories provided by Lori Marchand
Lori Marchand is the daughter of Len Marchand, the first Status Indian to serve as a Member of Parliament. Safe Deep Space uses sound to capture Lori’s memories of Peter Wing and his restaurant, China Village, through experiences with her father. The audio alternates between dinner table chat and campfire storytelling to speak to China Village as a place where two marginalized communities—the Chinese and Indigenous people of Kamloops—could meet to share stories, ideas and friendship in a welcoming, nonjudgmental space.It also suggests multiple frames of reference for two conversational streams. These frames fold in on one another in ways that echo the cataloging of memory and tradition and the rhizomatic arrangement of information on the internet. Both are interrupted. Both have competing desires; distinctiveness and sameness, zoomed–in and zoomed out perspectives on people and place.