The 1812 Event

After a several year break from the joy of creating Audiomotion plays, Co-Artistic Director Craig Laven was struck with a creative thought…an irresistible urge to single-handedly (ok…with some technical, artistic and admin. support) produce a play to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812…in 2012…when else!

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Craig brought Just Push Play into the 21st Century with an update to our technology. Gone were cassettes & their requisite Walkmans, in favour of  downloadable MP3 Podcast Files, Smartphones and Flashmobs…here is a fun video of that day on Granville Island

As Craig explained in his playful promotional blurb, The 1812 Event was a:

“A free, half-hour, one-time-only, podcast-directed, non-violent, public, participatory, commemoration of The War of 1812. Even more fun than the actual War of 1812!”

And it was! As this well-attended photo will attest…if only all disputes could be settled thusly! 🙂

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