@tension is a devised show and social/digital media performance. It investigates society’s use of social media and how these platforms construct, destabilise, and remould identity. The performance jumps between four characters in a blend of live physical performance intersecting onstage with live digital performance on the net. Audiences will leave questioning which self and which existence is the real one: the digital or the physical…


@tension premiered in Studio Theatre April 27, 2016 in Edmonton, Alberta with the following cast and creative team:

Performer: Connor Suart
Performer: Emma Houghton
Performer: Eric Smith
Performer: Sarah Ormandy

Director: Vlady Peychoff
Stage Manager: Roxanne Côté
Assistant Stage Manager: Linda Mullen
Lighting Designer: Karlie Christie
Sound Designer: Connor Suart
Technical Director: Karlie Christie
Projection Designer:  Connor Suart
Set Designer: Karlie Christie
Sound Operator: Candice Stollery 
Lighting Op: Samantha Kennedy 
FOH: Samantha Fraughton and Theresa Cutknife
Dramaturg: Savanna Harvey
Producer: Savanna Harvey

Poster design by Alex Kirkpatrick. Photos courtesy of Ryan Parker Photography