ON ECT is an an immersive theatrical exploration of schizophrenia - a word which literally means fragmentation of the mind.
E(very) C(orner) a T(errorist) focuses on the emergence and experience of ‘schizophrenia’ using archival material from the Queen Street ‘Asylum’ dating back to 1850.
Schizophrenics 'hear voices'. Schizophrenics fear loss of control over their own thoughts and bodies.
Clinically we call this 'paranoia' but is it really such a strange idea? How does anyone actually separate internal and external voices? How do we know which voices are truly our own?
On ECT Core Creative Team
Suvendrini Lena - Creator writer, researcher
Trevor Schwellnus - Creator visual artist, environmental designer
Lyon Smith - Creator Composer, sound designer, actor
Leah Cherniak - Director, dramaturge, actor
On ECT is currently in Residency at The Theatre Centre
Residency has its roots in R&D (Research & Development) program, established by The Theatre Centre in 1983. It is designed to support artists in developing new work, and tailored to the specific needs of each participating artist or collective, and the artistic impulse or idea they wish to explore.
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