FRUIT MACHINE

 
 

Directed by Alex Rioux
Created by Alex Rioux and Samuel Crowell 
Created & Performed in 2018 by Samuel Crowell, Dustyn Forbes, Sydney Hallett, Miguel Roy & Esther Soucoup

Created and Performed in 2019 by Samuel Crowell, Dustyn Forbes, Kira Chisholm, Esther Soucoup & Lucas Tapely

 "Which is the greater treason: Treason to your country, or treason to your friends?"  Fruit Machine was created during the first Artist in Residency supported by Solo Chicken Productions and is entirely conceived and directed by coop company members.  Using physical theatre to interpret historical text and quotes, this new work focuses on the questionable practices of the RCMP that targeted the LGBTQ+ community in the 50’s and 60’s. One such questionable practice was the ‘fruit machine’, which was said to be capable of determining if an individual was interested in homosexual activity. Fruit Machine strives to shine a light on the unfair treatment of queer individuals in Canadian history.  

Original cast (from left to right) Miguel Roy, Dustyn fORBES, sYDNEY hALLET, sAMUEL crOWELL & eSTHER sOUCOUP

Original cast (from left to right) Miguel Roy, Dustyn fORBES, sYDNEY hALLET, sAMUEL crOWELL & eSTHER sOUCOUP