minotaur was created in two stages. The first incarnation was performed at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2006 and the second was performed at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse in 2008.
minotaur - Version 2
Created by CHRISTOPHER STANTON AND ALISON MCELWAIN WITH JAMES CADE, CHRIS HANRATTY AND TRICIA LAHDE.
Directed by CHRISTOPHER STANTON
Assistant Directed by ALISON MCELWAIN
Performed by JAMES CADE, CHRIS HANRATTY AND TRICIA LAHDE
Stage Managed by HEATHER BRAATEN
Lighting Design by TREVOR SCHWELLNUS
Sound Design by CHRISTOPHER STANTON
Additonal Voice Recording by KATE HEWLETT
On March 11th, 2008, various belongings pertaining to the lives of a young couple - known only as “Nora” and “Kieran” - were found in various states of decay in the basement of the property at 27 Edgedale road. Many of these artifacts describe a sub-basement shaft measuring four feet by four feet by twelve feet deep for which we can find no evidence. The whereabouts of the couple is unknown.
minotaur was a part of the Department of Metasociology's Mind and Matter Lecture Series 2008 and was performed at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse in Toronto.
Visit the Lecturing Professor's blog here.
2 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Sound Design - Christopher Stanton
Outstanding Lighting Design - Trevor Schwellnus
NNNN. CRITICS' PICK.
"Minotaur manages to creep under our skin and bore into our subconscious fears."
- NOW Magazine. Full review here.
3 STARS OF 4.
"The basement of the home has a deep shaft in the floor descending into pitch blackness. It's not found on any architectural plans and is indiscernible at times on even the closest inspection. It's in the evocation of that dark place that our own primordial fears rise to the surface... A creepy ghost story that is unnervingly effective and very watchable."
- The Toronto Star. Full review here.