An Evolved Script. Radical new sound technology. An ingenious theatrical feat.
A fast and furious examination of a strange but common life. Award-winner Chris Craddock shares snapshots of his past while confined to an “Electro-Chair” equipped with lights and all-new sound which he controls himself to dramatic effect. Moving at a breakneck pace, he reveals stories of relationships both good and bad – resulting in a hilarious and touching dream-like monologue of unmatched technical precision. Presenting a radical sound design created by phenom Dave Clarke and an evolved script that includes Craddock’s journey since the plays original creation.
Starring: Chris Craddock • Director: Bradley Moss • Sound Designer: Dave Clarke • Stage Manager: Paul Bezaire
“The writing is as electric as the chair, and the performance will make you gasp.” FIVE STARS – The Edmonton Journal
*Photos by Sam Estok
READ: Interview with Dave Clarke
CAST & CREW
Chris is a friendly bon vivant with a penchant for weightlifting and a large Incredible Hulk action figure collection. He was born to a religious home in Kitchener, Ontario, and has been a writer ever since. His background is in the theatre, where he has penned over thirty plays, including musicals, solo shows and plays for young audiences. A highlight was BASH’D! A GAY RAP MUSICAL, which played Off Broadway and won a GLAAD media award. He has since added TV and Film to his pursuits, co-creating TINY PLASTIC MEN with Mosaic Entertainment for SuperChannel. It’s now in its fourth season. It’s been nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy three times in a row, so it can longer be attributed to clerical error. He continues his work with Mosaic Entertainment, as series director on Season 4 of CAUTION MAY CONTAIN NUTS. Chris is also the writer/director of IT’S NOT MY FAULT AND I DON’T CARE ANYWAY, starring Alan Thicke and Quentin Aaron, based on his play PUBLIC SPEAKING. He has recently created his first VR project, and it has zombies.
Bradley is an MFA graduate in directing from the University Alberta. He joined Theatre Network in 1996 to create the multidisciplinary emerging artist festival – Nextfest. In 2014 Bradley accepted the dual role of Artistic & Executive Director for Theatre Network. Some recent productions include: BED AND BREAKFAST, THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER, MINERVA – QUEEN OF THE HANDCUFFS, INFINITY, The Sterling Award Winning Production IRMA VOTH, BUST, GORDON, RED, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ARMSTRONG’S WAR, the Governor General Nominated THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL OF BERNICE TRIMBLE, the Sterling Award Winning LITTLE ONE, DRIVING MISS DAISY, the Governor General Award Winning PIG GIRL, the Sterling Award Winning LET THE LIGHT OF DAY THROUGH, WHERE THE BLOOD MIXES, IN ON IT, MOVING ALONG, TWELFTH NIGHT, PUBLIC SPEAKING, DOG, THUNDERSTICK, BUDDY, ALIAS GODOT, MISERY, CLOSER AND CLOSER APART, the Sterling Award Winning SUMMER OF MY AMAZING LUCK, TRUE WEST, GIRL IN THE GOLDFISH BOWL, HOSANNA, MARION BRIDGE, A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, the Sterling Award Winning glam rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and HIGH LIFE.
Dave is a musician, actor and writer. He has composed music and produced sound designs for theatre, film, dance and multi-media for three decades. Recent designs include MOVING ALONG (Theatre Network), 6.0 HEAP & PEBBLE (Northern Light Theatre) and EVIE’S WALTZ (Shadow Theatre). Other projects include THE MISSIONARY POSITION (University of Alberta), a soundtrack for the feature film THE PHARMACIST and a family musical about a profoundly deaf mother with a hearing son based on his own experience entitled SONGS MY MOTHER NEVER SUNG ME. Dave is the co-writer and composer for the animated cartoons at Rantdog.com. He is also the sound guy for CBC Radio’s THE IRRELEVANT SHOW. Dave has won several awards for his work, including Sterling Awards for Outstanding Score (DOG, Surreal SoReal Theatre), Musical Direction (ILSA, QUEEN OF THE NAZI LOVE CAMP) and Sound (SHAKESPEARE’S WILL, VIMY, THE ECSTATICS).
After 8 happy seasons as the Technical Director for Theatre Network at the (pre-fire) Roxy theatre Paul felt a need to do some touring and so, when the opportunity to Stage Manage for The Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s arose Paul jumped at it. Having now toured 2 shows across Canada, the US and throughout 5 countries in Europe the need to tour is really being satisfied. Theatre Network isn’t completely out of Paul’s blood stream however, so whenever the opportunity arises to come back he does. “It has been an enormous pleasure to work with this team again! Thanks Theatre Network!”