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Please read important information about this performance below

Feb. 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 13 – 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Artists’ Pre-Show Talk: Feb. 10 at 6:45 p.m. in the Scotiabank Milling Area in the Rozsa Centre.

Adults: $21
Students/Seniors: $16

Please note: We cannot guarantee Claim Your Seat tickets.

Co-created and performed by students from the Divisions of Dance, Drama and Music, Conduct is a small-audience, immersive performance/event inspired by the enigmatic life and work of Henry Cowell, one of the most influential American composers of the 20th Century.

Based on the extensive research of Jeremy Brown of the SCPA’s Music Division, this Drama Division production incorporates theatre, music, dance, and intermedia to explore themes of innovation and eccentricity, morality and prejudice, sexuality and identity, and creativity in captivity.

Because of its immersive nature, there are only 72 tickets are available for each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets online in advance in order to avoid being disappointed at the door.

Ten faculty members and over 60 students from all three SCPA disciplines collaborate on a feast for the imagination and the senses. Here is what you need to know before embarking:

  • Audience members will be blindfolded briefly at the beginning of the performance (for approximately 5 minutes).

  • Much of the performance will take place in small, enclosed environments with irregular floor surfaces.

  • All audience members will be asked to check their coats, outdoor clothing (hats, gloves, etc.) and bags or knapsacks. A coat check, with attendant, will be available at all performances.

  • All audience members are asked to bring a smartphone with wifi or cellular capacity as well as earbuds or headphones (more info below).

  • Most audience members will spend much of the first hour of the performance walking and standing (limited seating will be available for those who require it).

  • Please note: the first ‘movement’ of the performance (approx. 1 hour) has significantly limited wheelchair access. The second ‘movement’ (approx. 30 minutes) is fully accessible.

Please note that we will be offering a modified, fully-accessible version of the full performance (movements 1 and 2) on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Because of the small size of the performance venues, patrons relying upon wheelchairs are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets to the Feb. 13 performance in order to have the full experience of the show. Please call the ticket office at 403.210.7576 to book tickets to this special, fully-accessible performance. Tickets are also available online or at the door.

All audience members are asked to bring a smartphone with wifi or cellular capacity as well as personal earbuds or headphones to enable audio access during the performance. Phones should be fully charged when you arrive at the theatre. Audience members will be asked to download an app called "ConductPlayer" to their phones for delivery of the performance soundscape. On the Apple or Android app stores, search for "ConductPlayer". It will be possible for walk-up audience members to download the app at the theatre on the evening of the performance, but we remind you that only 72 tickets are available for each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets online in advance in order to avoid being disappointed at the door.

Questions? Send us an email at scpa@ucalgary.ca.

Director and Lead Writer: Bruce Barton
Music Director: Jeremy Brown
Assistant Director: Sarah Bannister
Costume & Set Design: Bianca Manuel
Projection Design: Beth Kates
Lighting Design: Adam Kostiuk
Sound Design: Laurie Radford, Melike Ceylan and Adam Bell
Dramaturgy: Pil Hansen
Collaborating Faculty: Edmond Agopian, Allan Bell, Jean-Louis Bleau, Christine Brubaker, Laura Hynes, Melissa Monteros and Rod Squance