Work in Development

Jupiter Theatre is committed to the development of new Canadian Theatre and engages with theatre creators each season through its Europa New Works Incubator. This program presents in-house workshops and presentations of plays-in-progress by local playwrights and theatre artists. 

Imperfect Symmetry

By Constantine X. Anastasakis

Imperfect Symmetry is a full-length play set in mankind’s technologically cutting-edge future, where clones—matured in growth tanks and birthed to serve as public body doubles for their socially elite originals—are at the forefront of a new kind of slavery. The originals and their respective clones seem to coexist amicably: the clones serve their functions—attending galas, film premiers, maintaining appearances on social media, posing for the paparazzi, etc.,—while the originals provide the clones with all the comforts, vices, and distractions of modern living. But everything changes when the originals ask one clone to be a surrogate and carry a child for them. With the help of DOULA, a humanoid A.I. that serves as the clones’ caretaker and handler, the clones uncover a series of disturbing truths about the originals, the clones that preceded them, and the nature of their own existence, and will have to decide between a life of complacent privilege and the hard road to liberation. 

 

Imperfect Symmetry is foremost an exploration of identity and autonomy through the mechanism of human cloning, while also investigating themes of exploitation, corruption, the implications of technological progress, and the media as an engine for misinformation. Inspired by such classic dystopian works as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, this play is a transgressive high-concept sci-fi thriller complete with clones, A.I., hover-vehicles, super-computers, and at its core, a child-like humanity whose 1% still use their resources for exploitative personal gain.

2019/2020

Europa New Works Incubator

For Jupiter Theatre's inaugural Europa New Works Incubator we are workshopping and developing three works by local playwrights over the season. The culmination of this work will be presented on January 18th and 19th, 2020. 

Imperfect Symmetry

by Constantine X. Anastasakis

The Way We Burn

by Madeleine Taylor-Gregg

TBA

by Andrew G. Cooper

This staged reading will be directed by Cassandra Watson

This in-progress work will be directed and dramaturged by Andrew G. Cooper

More information on this currently untitled musical coming soon. 

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Jupiter Theatre calls Treaty 7 Territory our home, which is the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy which includes the Kainai, Siksika and Piikani Nations, Tsuu T'ina (Dene) Nation and the Stoney/Nakoda Nation which include the Bearspaw, Chiniki, Wesley Nations and the Metis Nation Region 3.