Are our lives determined by chance, fate, or free will? What role does choice play? In This is Not a Theatre Company’s interactive online performance Readymade Cabaret 2.0, both the play’s scenes and the order in which they are performed are determined by the audience, who roll dice to choose which scenes we perform, and in what order. Based on Marcel Duchamp’s notions of readymade art and the philosophies of Dada as practiced by Tristan Tzara, Readymade Cabaret 2.0 speaks to the current COVID moment by asking whether our lives are determined by chance, fate, or free will. Character-based scenes are interspersed with computer-generated Dada poetry, computer-generated art, audience-created aleatory music, and Chances Dances created by audience prompts typed into the chat. Celebrate the beauty of chance encounters and make your own meaning!
Readymade Cabaret 2.0 takes place on the platform Shindig. Click the link a few minutes before showtime to get acclimatized to the platform. We will give you brief instructions at the top of the show so you can interact live with our performers.
FRIDAYS @ 8PM
SATURDAYS @ 2PM & 8PM
SUNDAYS @ 2PM & 8PM