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The Mr. Burns Lobby Project

By admin | April 4, 2018

When you walk into Festival House, home of Studio 1398, during the run of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (on now through April 21), you’ll notice that this isn’t the usual way the theatre is decorated.

The Mr. Burns Lobby Project is an installation facilitated by local artists Holly Clarke and Sam Taylor, as well as Mr. Burns‘ director Madelyn Osborne. The lobby project is an extension of the post-electric world of Mr. Burns, and is designed by youth artists Trinity Barnes and Alexandra Hughes.

The project was made possible by the donation of space from the Arts Umbrella Visual Arts department and funding from the BC Arts Council. Take a look at a few of the installations here.


Photos by Matt Clarke.

A little more about the Project:

Director Madelyn Osborne:
“I wanted to be able to create an experience, to invite the audience into the world from the moment they stepped into the building right up until they left. In order for theatre to continue it needs to evolve for new audiences by engaging on a different level. I was thrilled when we were able to pair with Arts Umbrella and offer youth a mentoring opportunity with the creation of the world.”

Artist and Facilitator Holly Clarke:
“Trinity was working on the ‘Share Your Thoughts’ wall and remembered in the play characters are constantly looking for lost friends and loved ones and thought the wall would be a cool space to include these messages.”

Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play runs now through April 21 at Studio 1398, located at 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. Buy tickets now, or purchase tickets to this show and two more and your tickets are automatically discounted to Subscription rates! Check out all the shows that are part of the Subscription here.

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