Enid and the Death Wish
Planet Ze Design Studio (10055 80 avenue) August 14 – 24 (every day)
More information: mopliptheatre.wix.com/home
An interview with Philip Geller.
Describe your show in five words.
Selfish mourning, in elegiac episodes.
Okay, now that we’re intrigued… what’s the longer description?
A collection of recently bereaved youth find themselves grasping at some semblance of mourning. A show like a little memorial, imperfect, singular, and strangely hollow. We witness the lives of the left behind in elegiac episodes.
Can you tell us a bit about Moplip Theatre – how it was formed (and by who), and your artistic goals?
Moplip Theatre began when Skye Hyndman and Philip Geller first collaborated at NextNextfest in 2013. From then on they have worked together to produce and create independent work throughout Edmonton. They focus on new work that is young and nearly impossible. Everything includes emerging artists providing them with a forum to learn and create in the professional world independent of any controlling forces.
Enid and the Death Wish is a new work making its premier at Fringe. Tell us a bit about the creation process.
It began with a short one-man show presented in December 2013 at an independent show (Half Shambles) From then on the idea was furthered and made into other short scenes and shows that have now been mashed together to create Enid and the Death Wish.
Anything else you want audiences to know about the show?
The show is performed on a runway. There are projections and dance. There is 600 square feet of fabric.
Bonus question: Any names you want to drop who have been involved in your show (Edmonton arts people or otherwise)?
Many of the performers and technicians involved in the show are accepted into various theatre schools: National Theatre School, Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting at the U of A and George Brown college.
The 33rd Edmonton International Fringe is August 14 – 24. Get your tickets at tickets.fringetheatre.ca.