2016 Festival

LANDLINE: Whitehorse to Ottawa

xosecret (Secret Theatre, Halifax)
Created by Dustin Harvey & Adrienne Wong

UPDATE: Whitehorse shows are SOLD OUT. Ottawa audiences can still buy tickets. Ottawa shows are 6-8PM EST.

LANDLINE is a performance that takes place in two places at once. Participants walk city streets, listening to an audio guide and conversing in real time with a stranger in a different city via text message.

Using smartphones, the audience is invited to play the dual role of audience and performer in an audio-guided, experiential tour of the city. Each audience member is partnered with a fellow participant in Ottawa, Ontario. As the experience unfolds, individuals are prompted to share stories, memories, and secrets. The project uses the urban landscape as backdrop for the relationship forming between two strangers. LANDLINE offers participants a curious exposure to the feeling of being alone together.

LANDLINE was developed by Neworld Theatre and Secret Theatre, in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre.

Reserve you spot here

Show Requirements:

  • Mobile phone with SMS (text messaging). Regular text messaging rates apply.
  • Remember to arrive at Yukon Artists @ Work meeting point at least 15 minutes before departure, to fully charge the battery on your phone, and to dress for the weather.

Rendezvous with a stranger a thousand kilometres away in LANDLINE:


June 11:      3:00 to 5:00PM*      Pay-What-You-Decide      Reserve Your Spot
June 12:      3:00 to 5:00PM*      Pay-What-You-Decide      Reserve Your Spot
June 13:      3:00 to 5:00PM*      Pay-What-You-Decide      Reserve Your Spot
June 14:      3:00 to 5:00PM*      Pay-What-You-Decide      Reserve Your Spot
June 15:      3:00 to 5:00PM*      Pay-What-You-Decide      Reserve Your Spot

*LANDLINE has a capacity of 10 people per day. The show start every 15 minutes beginning at 3:00PM, with final performance at 4:00PM. Make your reservation early to avoid disappointment. Runtime: 60 Minutes. 


Outdoor Performance. Starting Location: Yukon Artists @ Work, 4129 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, YT
This performance is not wheelchair accessible

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