ROSE COLOURED APOCALYPSE
VISION & MISSION
Rose Coloured Apocalypse envisions an expanded view of theatre and a more conscious, caring, and connected world.
To this end, Rose Coloured Apocalypse creates theatre that explores theatrical conventions: space, audience/performer relationship, how we interact, and any other that will deepen connection, in order to better lean into the liveness of the medium and push thought and action on societal conventions forward. In other words, "we" make Theatre for the Revolution.
Photo from Anomie (Fringe 2017) dir. Eric Rae
Photo and script by Wren Brian, featuring Heather Krahn and Victoria Hill
Founder/Artistic director/Only person in the company
Okay, so the "we" may be a little disingenuous. We are only one person. That person is me. Hi! My name is Eric (he/them/iel) and I'm a non-binary actor and director who makes theatre that is literally outside the box. Or inside the box, but uses the box in unconventional ways. It's all about space! And by all I mean mostly. If this is complicated or doesn't make a lot of sense, that's okay. We're all learning, myself included! I try to make theatre that is a little confusing. I want to make people think about what we often consider foundations of society, things we take for granted as true. That can be a little disconcerting, and that's okay.
Eric studied acting at the University of Winnipeg through the Acting Honours program and theory and directing at the University of Nice in through the Master Arts du Spectacle program.
« Quelle forme trouver, exprimant le rapport nouveau que nous cherchons avec le public ? »
Rose Coloured Apocalypse operates on the lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples and the homeland of the Métis nation. While this is Treaty 1 territory, we recognize that the treaties were not signed in good faith, not upheld by colonizers and were in many ways harmful to the people who lived here for tens of thousands of years prior to colonization. We recognize the rights of the Indigenous peoples living on this land, and that these rights are not being respected by Canadian governments. The art we create, and our mission and vision are heavily informed by these facts, and we strive to do what we can to make things right, recognize that we will make mistakes along the way, and seek to learn from them to be better accomplices to the original peoples of this land.