I'M SO Close 2010
WEAVES TOGETHER MODERN TECHNOLOGY, NEOLITHIC-ERA ARCHEOLOGY, AND A LOVE STORY
Technology allows us to communicate instantly across oceans, and develop relationships with those who we have never even met. But at what cost? As technological advances hit the market at an accelerating rate one has to ask: how connected are we really?
In I’m So Close… Steve finds himself plunged into the fast-paced world of billion dollar business in his desire to make the world a greener place. His success propels him to dive more and more into his iPhone and to drift further and further away from his wife, Stella.
I’m So Close…is a heartbreaking love song, droned out by the hum of the technological landscape that is bringing us together and pushing us apart.
I'm So Close... received generous support from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, The Theatre Centre (Toronto) and The Theatre Centre Residency program, Bridging That Gap Exchange, Rumble Productions (Vancouver), Playwrights Theatre Centre (Vancouver), and AFUK (Copenhagen). The show premiered at The Summerworks Festival, Toronto and subsequently toured to The 2008 Dublin Fringe Festival. It re-premiered in 2010 as part of The Theatre Center’s Freefall Festival/ Harbourfront’s Worldstage Festival and the Tremors Festival in Vancouver.
Concept & direction: Katrina Bugaj (US/DK), Troels Hagen Findsen (DK), Ravi Jain (CAN)
Story and text: Katrina Bugaj, Troels Hagen Findsen, Ravi Jain, Nicolas Billon (CAN)
Light design: Gina Scherr (US)
Costume design: Kelsey Hart (CAN)
Projection design: Jamie Nesbitt (CAN)
Sound design: ML Dogg (US)
Original Music: Troels Hagen Findsen
Stage Management: Coleen Shirin MacPherson (CAN)
Performers: Katrina Bugaj, Troels Hagen Findsen, Ravi Jain
Photographer: Jeremy Mimnagh (CAN)
Created in collaboration with Why Not Theatre from Canada.
Producer: Why Not Theatre, The Theatre Centre Toronto
Spotlight Award for Best Performance
SUMMERWORKS FESTIVAL 2008 (CAN)
Outstanding Ensemble mention
NOW MAGAZINE 2008 (CAN)
Best of the Fest
DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL 2008 (IR)
“unfolds with delightful unpredicability... this acting trio is packed with potential"
- Now Magazine