People disappear every day. In a dank basement in East Vancouver lit by a single light bulb, a man broadcasts to the world. Transmission is the story of a late night talk radio host and his missing sister. Part live performance, part radio broadcast, the work incorporates text, movement and a live soundscape. Transmission is an intense and immersive experience about a man struggling to put together the pieces of the past he shared with his sister. From the dynamic of an intimate sibling relationship that is forever ruptured, the piece spirals out into the broader world, broader conflicts and broader loss. Transmission is about the wars that are fought within ourselves and far away. Unforgettable and haunting, it is a distilled family epic that powerfully demonstrates how we must live with the choices we make.
Presented February 13th – 28th, 2009 at Box Studios, Vancouver
Written and conceived by Tanya Marquardt, co-created with David Bloom, Ilena Lee Cramer, Emma Hendrix, Ahmed Khalil, Heather Lindsay, Deanna Peters, Heidi Taylor, Andrew Templeton and Jeremy Waller.
Co-presented by Chrysalis Theatre & Proximity Arts, with the generous support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The British Columbia Arts Council, Radix Theatre, Playwrights Theatre Centre, and Box Studios.