Foreign Radical

by Tim Carlson

Foreign Radical invites thirty participants into an intriguing theatrical game that explores security, profiling, freedom of expression, and privacy in the age of cybersurveillance. Mobile throughout the performance, the participants collaborate, compete, investigate, debate, and spy on each other. Depending on personal and group decisions, they are at times in divided up to witness different perspectives on dramatic scenes and documentary media that influence their views and strategy within the game.

A recipient of a Jessie Award for Critics’ Choice Innovation, Foreign Radical is an interactive, multimedia experience with multilingual elements in Farsi and Arabic. Each performance is unique in that the audience dynamic influences the outcome.

World Premiere Production: April 2o15, Culture Lab at The Cultch in Vancouver, BC.  Remount: February 6-11, 2017 at Studio 1398 in Vancouver, BC.

Chosen as one of six national works presented at Canada Hub, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in summer 2017.


Direction Jeremy Waller & Tim Carlson • Script Tim Carlson
Performers Milton Lim & Aryo Khakpour • Sound & Music David Mesiha
Video Cande Andrade • Lighting design Mark Eugster • Scenography by Kyla Gardiner
Dramaturgy Kathleen Flaherty • Stage Management Florence Barrett