The Queen West Project – Toronto as a theatre
Sound design and composition by Thomas Ryder Payne
Devised in collaboration with youth from Eva’s Phoenix, the production explores the area’s relationship to homelessness, mental health and regeneration.
In this production, a small area of Queen West in Toronto is the theatre for audience members wearing headsets. As they move through and participate in Queen West, they are not necessarily aware of who they encounter are part of the production and who are other Torontonians going about their lives.
“And those who were seen dancing were thought mad by those who could not hear the music.”