Does creativity feed on limits? Following three sold-out iterations of the Hive party series, Vancouver's Progress Lab network of indie theatre-makers comes together to test that theory. Come have a drink, grab a chair, and watch our version of Indie Theatre Reality Smackdown!
Inspired in part by The Five Obstructions by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, the core artists of each participating company will submit, a few at a time and under a cold spotlight, to a list of Obstructions delivered by a shadowy emcee and intended to spark creative terror. The companies will then return in the next session to share the results of their work. The Obstructions for each company have been developed in secret by their peers - a custom-designed set of obstacles that will prompt each artist to adapt to a new approach to making theatre. Form, place, style, theme, design, period, story - Obstructions spills out the artist's bag of tricks and kicks them out of reach. Fun times!
Launched October 27, 2011
March 31, 2012
May 26, 2012
More dates to be announced