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149 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC

XXXX TOPOGRAPHY – A new work of Imaginary Theatre by The Party
8PM Friday, January 29 & Saturday, January 30th
| Studio T | SFU Woodwards | 149 West Hastings St |

A phone rings, you pick up. On one end of the line – a subject, on the other end – an object, and in between them XXXX TOPOGRAPHY. Welcome to Pink’s Space Bar where the drinks are expensive, the objects are cheap and books are on the house.

XXXX TOPOGRAPHY (pronounced “sexy sexy sexy sexy topography”) is a new work of Imaginary Theatre by The Party (Kyla Gardiner and Layla Marcelle Mrozowski) that flirts with the radical otherness prowling somewhere between you and not you.

For two nights only, Pink’s Space Bar will materialize in the dismal school halls of a university you’ve probably heard of. There, a spongy yet seductive encounter between humans, things, and others oscillates into XXXX TOPOGRAPHY. Pillows tell bedtime stories; a sarcastic couch misunderstands the talking cure; and love letters go missing.

Featuring the telepathic world-making of performers Andrea Cownden, Emmalena Fredriksson, Deanna Peters, Rianne Svelnis, Lexi Vajda and a rambunctious improvised electronic score performed by tiny robots and Paul Paroczai. Put on your glasses, touch a rock and nestle into the curious.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at


In 2014, Kyla Gardiner and Layla Marcelle Mrozowski fell in love artistically and started making work together as The Party. Their practice includes co-authored writing, sensory fabulism, conceptual party planning, and Imaginary Theater-making. The Party’s distinctive genre of Imaginary Theatre inhabits a landscape slightly left of science fiction and parallel to magical realism, its surface a fanciful stratum of the possible and the improbable. The Party engages queer theories of self, desire and performativity as well as phenomenological investigations into non-human perception to trouble notions of gender essentialism and subjectivity.