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The Cave Collective

The Cave

A forest fire rages as a group of animals escape to the safety of The Cave. An apocalyptic cabaret in response to our terrifying environment, created by John Millard, Tomson Highway and Martha Ross.

June 19 - 23, 2019

Watch the livestream of The Cave on June 22, 2019 by visiting the following links:

June 22, 2019 at 2pm EST
https://vidcreek.com/en/c/the-cave-2pm-show

June 22, 2019 at 8pm EST
https://vidcreek.com/en/c/the-cave-8pm-show
 
CANADIAN PREMIERE

While the forest fire rages all around, destroying everything in its path a group of animals escapes to what they believe will be the safety of The Cave. As they try to wait it out their anxiety grows. Some animals retreat into memories, others become increasingly aware of the centuries of human activity that has led to the obliteration of their homes.

An entertaining apocalyptic cabaret created by celebrated Canadian artists John Millard (composer), Tomson Highway (lyrics), and Martha Ross (dramaturg), The Cave is an intimate, urgent response to our changing environment, that poses questions about climate change, and who is responsible for this land and the lives that inhabit it? 

An evening of riveting storytelling and music, told by the innocents, challenges us all. The Cave will be live-streamed to locations near and far on Saturday, June 22nd. Partners include Banff Centre, the National Arts Centre, Rumble Productions in Vancouver and Nakai Theatre in Whitehorse. The livestream that is simultaneously watched all over Canada and the world inspires and defines the spirit of the project. 


 
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Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, with the generous support of Soulpepper Theatre Company.

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada. 
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The Cave Collective

The Cave

A forest fire rages as a group of animals escape to the safety of The Cave. An apocalyptic cabaret in response to our terrifying environment, created by John Millard, Tomson Highway and Martha Ross.

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Performance: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tank House Theatre
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Performance: Friday, June 21, 2019
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Performance: Sunday, June 23, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Creative Team

DIRECTOR
Adam Paolozza

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Gregory Oh

COMPOSER
John Millard

LYRICIST
Tomson Highway

DRAMATURG
Martha Ross

ORIGINAL CONCEPT
Martha Ross, John Millard, and Tomson Highway

PRODUCER
Victor Pokinko

COSTUME DESIGN
Allie Marshall

DIGITAL PRODUCER
Greg Sinclair

LIGHTING DESIGN
Andre Du Toit

SET DESIGN
Trevor Schwellnus

SOUND DESIGN
Christopher Ross-Ewart

STAGE MANAGER
Tamara Protic

PRODUCTION MANAGER/ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Courtney Pyke

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION MANAGER
Wes Babcock

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Yesim Tosuner from Backyard Design

STREAMING CONSULTANT
Robert Metcalfe

WEBCAST PRODUCER
Lisa Marie DiLiberto with Theatre Direct Canada

MUSICIANS
Rob Clutton, Germaine Liu, Karen Ng, Matti Pulkki, Greg Oh, John Millard

VOCALS
Neema Bickersteth, Andrea Koziol, Derek Kwan, Alex Samaras