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Frankenstein presents the tragedy of an outcast creature brought into existence by the young scientist Victor Frankenstein. In this adaptation of Mary Shelley's spine-chilling Gothic classic, Victor is obsessed with discovering the secrets of science and nature, but nothing can prepare him for what he brings to life one dark night in the heart of winter. So begins a life-or-death adventure as the creature struggles to find his place in the world while battling the demons inside himself.

" a chilling look at the dark downsides of science. The production will leave you questioning who is the true monster?”

- Cailyn Mocci, The Omega

The Cast

Udi Sapre

Austin Halarewich

Grace Fedorchuk

Liam Whitley

Jerod Blake

Ella Wilson

Kathy Austin

Rebbekah Ogden

Carolina Contreras Issa

Production History

August 2017: Workshop and Reading, Kamloops, BC

February 2018: Workshop Production, Kamloops, BC

June 2019: Workshop and Reading, Red Deer, AB

October 2021: Workshop, Calgary, AB

2022 (upcoming): Premiere Production, Calgary, AB

Future Development

We’re currently seeking partners and residencies for Frankenstein. If you feel an artistic calling to this show and are interested in the project, please get in touch with us.

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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.

Artistic Personnel

The Cast

Constantine X. Anastasakis

Tim Nguyen

Skylar Desjardins

Brayden Haidenger

Tauran Wood

Virginia Maxfield

Andrew G. Cooper

Director/Playwright

Videographer

Projection/Lighting Designer

Set Designer

Composer/Sound Designer

Stage Manager

Producer

John Tasker

Zoë Arthur

Connor Fedoroshyn

Lauren Brady

Jesselle Laurén

O1

O2

C1

C2

Doula

Production History

January 2020: Workshop and Reading, Calgary, AB

November 2021: Production Workshop, Calgary, AB

Future Development

We’re currently seeking partners and residencies for Imperfect Symmetry. If you feel an artistic calling to this show and are interested in the project, please get in touch with us.

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Thank You

We'd like to thank the following for their generous support of our November 2021 workshop of Imperfect Symmetry.