June 15, 2019
Hosted by foldA Festival of Live Digital Arts
390 King Street West, Kingston, ON, Canada
June 15 at 2 PM
Using the computer construction game Minecraft as a kind of theatre, a group of gamer/performers between the ages of 11 and 46 enact different mother-son narratives in front of an audience of roughly the same age. As they travel through digital terrains together, live-operating tales from the Beowulf saga, Bambi and The Terminator, personal stories of the powerful bond between mothers and sons emerge and weave themselves into the performance.
Inspired by the real-life relationship between Theatre Replacement’s Co-artistic Director, Maiko Yamamoto, and her 11-year-old son Hokuto and his obsession with Minecraft, MINE opens us up to expansive and strange new territories in an intergenerational performance that both interrogates and recognizes the role technology plays in our modern parent-child relationships.
Please note: MINE is performed through playing the video game Minecraft and includes stories that mention violence, death and mortality. These stories are told aloud and also represented by video game avatars. The show is recommended for adults and tweens (10+) and contains brief, mature language.
*MINE is not an official Minecraft product, nor is it affiliated with Mojang.
Audio described (partially improvised description) by Kat Germain. Wheelchair accessible entrance. Washrooms are wheelchair accessible with door assists. Elevators to all levels. A designated relaxed Chill Out space is available off of the lobby area. Low height ticket counter. Low height counter at the bar. Accessible parking is available in front of the theatre, as well as in the parking lot next to the venue. There is a ramp to access stage door, and the main entrance is barrier free with door assists. More accessibility information is available on the foldA website.