Image: On a red splattered background is text, justified left that reads: Realwheels presents ‘In Camera’ Written by Jean-Paul Sartre Directed by Shawn Macdonald. White text highlighted in dark blue says: A free virtual presentation coming September 2022. On the right is a graphic of an open laptop with black devil horns arising from the screen top. There are three windows displayed on the laptop of the characters Garcin, Inez and Estelle. Static and orange flames disrupt the laptop screen. Underneath is text: “Hell is other people.”

In Camera

Realwheels invites you on a roller coaster ride of the human experience with its final and most ambitious presentation of the season, In Camera, which livestreams admission-free in an exclusive limited streaming showcase in the Fall!

In Camera skews the lens between realities in a brand new, sleek, and sexy translation from Jean-Paul Sartre’s original classic French text, Huis Clos, that proves itself more eerily relevant to today’s topsy-turvy world than it ever has before. This bold reimagining is set during the 2020 pandemic lockdown and explores connection, isolation, and the complexities of human relationships as the audience joins Estelle, Garcin, and Inez in hell during an online meeting no one can seem to leave…
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IN CAMERA

Written by Jean-Paul Sartre | Directed by Shawn Macdonald

Due to unforeseen circumstances, In Camera will be postponed until September 2022.

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Cutting-edge special effects created by Simon Fraser University’s prestigiously creative and experimental Centre for Digital Media and a fully diverse cast and crew will have you clinging to the edge of your seat as the characters maneuver their way around hell and another, more malevolent fourth character—the omnipresent and inescapable surreal online meeting platform that has become a global symbol for the real world pandemic lockdown.  The show—a marriage between film and theatre—will be sure to leave you laughing, crying, amazed and entertained by mind-bending debates long after the metaphorical curtain comes down.

One thing is for sure: this is Sartre’s masterpiece as you’ve never experienced it before – Realwheels has tried to capture his original classic as he might have written it in today’s virtual hall of mirrors/surreal world.

In Camera will be streaming soon on a computer near you and only for a limited time.  And because we’ve all been through a lot these past couple of years, Realwheels is making admission to this limited streaming run – complete with a myriad of accessibility options and exclusive dates and showtimes to accommodate differing needs and time zones – absolutely, completely free! 

It is our gift to you as a showcase for Realwheels’ “Brave New World” inaugural season… and the product of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Now grant challenge to bring artistic classics to new audiences in wildly creative and imaginative ways!

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Credits for In Camera:

Digital Media Consultant:  Valentina Forte-Hernandez
Project Manager:  Brenda Medina
Digital Team Supervisor:  Dan Scott
Live Production:  Laryssa Hrabowych (Centre for Digital Media)
Developer:  Robert Fiker (Centre for Digital Media)
Graphic Designer/Visual Artist:  Lucas Liu (Centre for Digital Media)
Multimedia Designer:  Tomasz Sapeta (Centre for Digital Media)

Production Manager/Stage Manager (Interim):  Jessica Keenan
Digital Production/Director of Photography:  Nico Dicecco
Stage Manager (Primary):  Ingrid Turk
Gaffer/Assistant Camera:  Fil Wiatrak
Production Designer:  Marcus Vaillant
Set Builders:  Dan Wiebe & John Bradbury
Production Sound Mixer:  Malcolm Dow
Head of Hair & Make-Up:  Andy Le
Editor & Stream Producer:  Kimitjeet Sekhon

Director:  Shawn Macdonald
Fight Director:  Mike Kovac
Intimacy Director:  Jessica Anne Nelson
‘Garcin’:  Pete Graham
‘Estelle’:  Bronwyn Henderson
‘Ines’:  Liza Huget
‘Valet’:  Sivert Das

Reconceptualized by Tomas Mureika
Translated and Adapted by Cory Haas 

Audio Description:  Vocal Eye
ASL-English Interpretation:  ASL Interpreting Inc.
Artistic Director:  Tomas Mureika
Managing Director:  Cadence Konopaki
Marketing Consultant:  Lindsey Adams
Assistant Arts Administrator:  Connie Laalo
Acting Academy Manager:  Hannah Pearson
Accessibility Assistant:  Anglia Redding
Publicist: Teresa Trovato

 

Realwheels Theatre engages professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the terms of the Independent Theatre Agreement.

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Produced with the co-operation of the Union of B.C. Performers.

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