March 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on March 31, 2021 at 8:00 am
One event on April 3, 2021 at 8:00 am
A co-development with Ghost River Theatre
Written by Eric Rose and Christopher Duthie
SATURDAY, MAR. 27 (2PM)
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 31 (7PM)
SATURDAY, APR. 3 (2PM)
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 9-12
RUN TIME: APPROX. 1 HOUR
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A Funny, Delightful & Surprising Experience
Explore the electric connection between our senses and the imagination with SensoryBox.
Be one of the first to experience this brand new fun, fascinating (and FREE!) tactile experiment! The adventure begins with a wrapped box delivered to your door (no peeking until the event!). On the day of your performance, you’ll tune into a livestream, pop on a blindfold (included), and begin your tactile trek along with an online audience of young people from across the GTA. In the comfort of your own home, and alongside the gentle guiding voices of the hosts, you’ll discover the mysterious contents of your box – and the pure fun of play!
SensoryBox is both a delightful exploration of the unknown and a comforting reframing of everyday items. The experience offers a sense of connectivity, discovery and delight from afar. By presenting objects to young viewers at home, we’re creating a bridge to the immediacy of live performance.
HERE’S WHERE YOU COME IN…
You’ll note that this special event is free (yes, free! – except for delivery of the box, if that’s the option you choose). It’s free because you’re a very important part of this exploration! SensoryBox is a brand new experiment so we’d love to know what you think. We’ll give you a couple options to provide your feedback – either online immediately following the performance or through a simple survey. You’ll receive more information before your event date.
A few notes…
Recommended for ages 9-12.
Participants must live within the GTA.
A reservation is required (maximum of 2 reservations per household).
Free curbside pick up at Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East, Toronto
OR delivery to your door (shipping charges apply). Options will be noted at check out.
Caregivers, please note that the package will include a list of the items in the box – for your eyes only!
We recommend that an adult be close by in case of any technical – or tactile – glitches.
“It is our intention to celebrate and examine our relationship to touch at this particular moment in time. We are experimenting with how visceral touch can be in a live performance and through an online medium.”
– Eric Rose, Ghost River Theatre Artistic Director
About Shifting Stages:
SensoryBox is part of Shifting Stages – a brand new, curated program that redefines “the stage” in this time of social distancing, presenting works-in-progress that will be “performed” on alternate platforms ranging from radio and social media to text, VR and more.