HEIST Premieres New Show!


A live mixed reality show from the creators of The Princess Show, Princess Rules, and New Waterford Boy: A Ceilidh debuts virtually

“I’m telling you I miss someone I’ve never met” proclaims Aaron Collier, creator and star of HEIST’s new multimedia storytelling show Frequencies. Debuting in February, the innovative solo show is a mixed reality performance viewed through the eyes of a second actor wearing a VR headset with a special camera attached. While exploring his connection to his family in what could best be described as one part live techno concert and one part autobiographical confessional, the audience sees Collier and his keyboards augmented by digital scenography.

In partnership with Prairie Theatre Exchange, Pi Theatre and Theatre Outre, the show premieres nationally via livestream with performances broadcasting from The Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax, NS from February 17-21. Dates and times (AST) are as follows:

February 17 @ 7:30pm 

February 18 @ 7:30pm

February 19 @ 10:00pm

February 20 @ 8:00pm

February 21 @ 4:00pm

February 21 @ 8:00pm

Tickets can be purchased here

“In early 2018 I was writing techno music that was based on the frequencies of nature. I set out to create music that would give me access to new perspectives. I would get curious about some kind of natural phenomenon that occurs in milliseconds or over millennia and then work to manifest it as music. The music I was making ended up being about time and perspective, two things that most of us can agree have changed greatly in our lives,” says Collier. “I wanted to find ways to see the world differently, and I did. I discovered a lot. I discovered the music the earth plays over millions of years, I discovered the harmonious relationships of the planetary orbits in our solar systems, and I discovered how a bee might experience time. What I didn’t expect to discover was an unanswered question I’ve had since childhood, and a desire to finally seek the answer.”

Frequencies was written by Aaron Collier (The Princess Show, Princess Rules), longtime Zuppa Theatre collaborator Stewart Legere, and Giller Prize nominated author Francesca Ekwuyasi. It is directed by Ann-Marie Kerr (Daughter, The Secret Life of a Mother), and supported by Arts Nova Scotia, Theatre Nova Scotia, the province of Nova Scotia and The Canada Council For the Arts.

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