Thespians create Electro Social Club rave/play

Electro Social Club is calling all night magic people! All wave makers, move makers, flirts, drinkers, squeezes and dancers.

Was this you in the ‘90s? Still you? Rupert Keiller is the narrator of Iron Mountain Theatre’s presentation of Electro Social Club at Traverse Nightclub on April 4. The theatre company is seeking local talent interested in taking on roles in the fun

By Ana Pollo, special to the Revelstoke TImes Review

Calling all night magic people! All wave makers, move makers, flirts, drinkers, squeezes and dancers.

Your fifteen minutes of party fame awaits on April 5 at the Traverse Night Club.

Iron Mountain Theatre – the same folks that brought the legendary Ski Bum, The Musical to Revelstoke, a new kind of interactive drama is born.

Nadine Tremblay co-creator and actor explained told me it’s “interactive theatre.”

They cast nine actors locally for each show.

“The bouncer, dance-fluffer, pick-up artist, the couple, the drinker, exhibitionist, they’re some of the characters you would find at your nightclub or the bar,” Tremblay said. “The vision is to blend electronic music with theatre.”

On April 4, Traverse Night Club will be transformed into the Electro Social Club. Beat freak and co-creator Rupert Keiller – best known for his work with the award winning Australian Group Sonic Animation – will be setting off the night with a dub-step based set.

Soon after the energy is raised, scenes will break out and dramatic party antics will erupt. The actors will be dancing and mingling until a sign is given to start their scene. But, don’t let memorizing lines deter you from trying out because they are only a few fixed lines used as musical cues. “It is mostly improv,”  you’ll probably be cast as a character you are most like in the first place. A scene could break out right in front of and pull you in, so go with it!

Neither Tremblay or Keiller knew how the project would evolve. “We originally got together to make an album.” Combining musical theatre and electronica soon expanded into a more innovative production. Tremblay brought her background of theatre, singing, improv and stagecraft. While Rupert brought his talent as a DJ to be the musical backbone. They both act in the show, “The DJ’s are the narrators, we took the best of both worlds and made a hybrid that way.”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be apart of something fun and fresh. Whether you want to act or just party, it is something different then your regular DJ set and drinks.

Tremblay and Keiller will be accepting applications until about a week before the performance. So get a hold of them before Mar. 28 through their website

More information can be found there on the performers and the parts. Tickets are $10 in advance at Society Snow and Skate on Mackenzie or $15 at the door.


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