Tickets available for UNSCRIPTED: It Lives in My Bedroom
UNSCRIPTED: It Lives in My Bedroom
by Mily Mumford
A haunting immersive theatre experience and panel talk
PTC’s Unscripted brings playwrights, audiences, and the imagination together.
(Vancouver, BC) – UNSCRIPTED: It Lives in My Bedroom (ILIMB) is excited to invite you back in-person to PTC on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 7:30pm PST at Progress Lab! Playwright, director and researcher Mily Mumford, with design collaboration by Chimerik 似不像 – Lighting, Projection Design & New Media Art Collective, brings you into the world of It Lives in my Bedroom. A heightened “art-house horror” immersive theatre experience, ILIMB explores how survivors of sexualized violence with PTSD navigate subsequent relationships from a survivor’s voice and perspective.
Enjoy a research party meets “horror salon” where you can interact with new media installations. Get a sneak peek into the story, aesthetic and immersive quality of the piece. There will also be a panel conversation with horror creatives and mental health professionals digging into the psychology of the horror genre and how it can be used as a controlled way to process our inner fears. Grab a non-alcoholic drink from our patio bar (dress warmly!) and put on your lab coat to contribute to our research to see what scares YOU.
Get your UNSCRIPTED: ILIMB fun started by experiencing Mily’s online video survey, The Horror Lab (powered by Typeform) for PTC Platforms!
*COVID-19 Policy: Masks are mandatory for the installation and talk area (we’ll supply you a mask if needed), and you can find our COVID-19 policy here.
**Notes about tickets: If purchasing a ticket on Eventbrite is a barrier, please contact community[at]playwrightstheatre.com for alternative ways for ticket access.
***NOTE: Haze warning and possible blinking or flashing lights.
We’re also seeking volunteers for this event! Why volunteer? You’ll get free access to the event and get to play a meaningful role in bringing ILIMB to life. There are volunteer opportunities for those who want to be theatrical, administrative, or just help out! Register to volunteer here.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Mily Mumford (they/them) is a queer, trans and disabled writer and director in film and theatre. They have written and directed over fifteen short and full length works that have been produced for the stage and recent film works include the short films Gemini (2018, Cannes Short Film Corner, London Sci-Fi Festival +15 festivals), First Bite, (2019, Winner Best Film Circus Film Contest, Best Film East Van Showcase), and Operation Gingham (2020). Recent theatre work includes the workshop production of Controller at rEvolver Festival (2022), a choose-your-own adventure play about technology and violence which they developed as a member of the inaugural Arts Club Emerging Playwright’s Unit (2019). They are currently a playwright Associate with Playwrights Theatre Centre (Vancouver) with their immersive horror play in development It Lives in My Bedroom. They were a part of the Warner Brothers Discovery Canada Access Writer’s Program 2022 developing their sci-fi series Nostalgica.
In addition to creative work they hold a BSc. in Neuroscience and an MSc. in Interactive Technology and have worked as a science consultant and science communicator.
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.
PTC would like to thank Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts and BC Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
The Playwright would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts and PTC’s Associates program.
Special thanks to Chimerik, rice and beans theatre and Rumble Theatre!
PTC acknowledges the sovereignty of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on whose traditional, unceded and occupied territories we live and work.
More on UNSCRIPTED: ILIMB accessibility here.
Content Warning: Installations and discussions may describe and/or reference themes of horror, PTSD, sexualized violence and trauma. No actions of sexualized violence will be shown in any aspect of the event or project. There may be blinking or flickering lights or projections and some sudden loud sounds integrated into the installation designs. A counsellor/supportive listener will be identified onsite.
Image Description: A silhouette of a person with long hair, their face in profile and hands up splayed against a monitor screen with a blue static background. Also superimposed on the image is a reflection of an unmade bed with white sheets, pillow and a black iron bed frame. Image features Caroline MacCaull, photo by Mily Mumford.