By Camille Gingras
Tiny Apocalypse follows the rise and fall of Rita, an obsessively organized office worker who finds herself caught in a daily repetitive loop. Within the narrow, grey hallways of the Company, an institutional landscape of mindlessly humming photocopiers, she is normally as regular in her body as she is at her work. Then one day, whilst standing by the photocopier, something happens: an extraordinarily tiny event, which causes her carefully ordered world to spiral wildly out of control.
Darkly comic and playfully irreverent, Tiny Apocalypse scrutinizes the surreal banalities and submerged hysteria of office life in a world shaped and monitored by surveillance
Jessie Richardson theatre award for Outstanding Lighting Design. Nominated for Outstanding Production, Direction, Performance and Sound Design as well Significant Achievement in Video Design.
"Clarke is exceptional…her performance is so underplayed it’s bewitching" Vancouver Courier
"This is superior theatre -- brave, clever, well-conceived and well-executed. There's nothing tiny about this apocalypse" Times Colonist
Playwright: Camille Gingras
Director: James Fagan Tait*
Performer Cherise Clarke*
Choreography: Dana Gingras
Video Design: Candelario Andrade
Set Design: David Roberts
Lighting Design: John Webber
Sound Design: Mike Bernard
Stage Management: Samara Van Nostrand*
* Appears courtesy of Canadian Actors Equity Association