Embrace: Performance invites you to dive into the wintry world of Chilly - an immersive online show featuring at-home tactile play. Join your intrepid tour guide, Mister Zooie Kazooie, on a quest to find the mysterious creature, Chilly. Will Chilly be found in time?
Chilly is a unique experience, created and performed by neurodivergent, disabled, and non-disabled performers. What was originally an in-person art installation and performance piece is now an online show for everyone to enjoy. This light-hearted quest was written by local artists Adam Irwin-Gunn & Tiffany Tjosvold. The show will be available online from February 5 - 7, 2021 and audiences of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.
For audience members based in Greater Victoria, the show is enriched with the addition of an interactive tactile map that aligns with the story and provides an opportunity for audiences to engage with tactile fun and imaginative play in their own space.
Basic Show Information
Where: Available online via password protected link
When: February 5th, 6th, 7th, 2021.
The online recording will be available for audience members any time from February 5th at 5:00pm PST until February 7th at 5:00pm PST.
Length: Current estimates of run time of the online component are somewhere in the 20- 25 minute range, with opportunity for further tactile play afterwards. An accurate run time will be listed once the final edit has been completed.
Cost: By Donation. Suggested donation of $20 per household or $10 for an individual
Audiences based on Greater Victoria will be able to have a special tactile map to engage with as a part of their Chilly experience, at no additional charge. The maps provide opportunity for hands on participation during the show and provide opportunity for creative play afterward.
These maps will be available for pick up on the following days:
January 30th from 1pm - 4pm at Cadboro-Gyro Park (Sinclair Rd)
February 4th from 6pm - 8pm at Intrepid Theatre (1609 Blanshard St #2)
While our aim is to have a physically distanced pick up - we ask that you wear masks or face shields when coming to collect your map.
If you are unable to pick up your board due to access reasons, we may be able to deliver your board. Check out our accessibility information for the map of the range are are able to support.
There are two steps to purchasing a ticket for Chilly.
1) If you are able - pay for your ticket online here:
2) Complete the following short registration form:
If you paid for a ticket, you'll receive an automatic email reply confirming your payment. If you have requested a board delivery, you'll hear from us within a few days. Otherwise, you'll hear from us closer to the show!
The video for Chilly will be presented with the dialogue captioned
There will also be a version available with ASL interpretation
Unfortunately, we are do not have a described version of the piece available at this time
There are no strobing effects or other rapid lighting used within this piece
If you are unable to pick up your tactile map due to access reasons (unable to leave the house due to the ongoing pandemic, very limited transportation, etc) we may be able to deliver your tactile map to your home. We're able to deliver maps within the following region: