Listening to their own vast and limited archives, three men perform themselves. Imagine recording your life on 100 tapes. Record. Rewind. Play. Listen. Stop. Joe Cobden, Frank Cox-O’Connell and Brendan Gall contributed 100 tapes each for this archive of fact and fiction that explores how memories and identity are shaped (and warped) by time, desire and the eyes (and ears) of others.

With a choreography of everyday twitches the three performers reveal everything, this bold experiment in storytelling thoughtfully and playfully provokes and questions identity, memory, perception and authenticity.

Created by Joe Cobden, Frank Cox-O’Connell, Anna Friz, Brendan Gall, Ame Henderson, Gillian Lewis, Trevor Schwellnus, Bojana Stancic, Vicki Stroich, and Bobby Theodore. Co-produced by Public Recordings with Alberta Theatre Projects and The Theatre . Developed as part of The Theatre Centre’s Residency Program. Photos by Trevor Schwellnus, Ömer K. Yükseker, Bobby Theodore.

Theatre / Performance / Sound (2010)
PlayRites Festival, Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary Feb 15-Mar 6, 2011
The Theatre Centre, Toronto, Dec 1-12, 2010 (premiere)