One Yellow Rabbit paints a hallucinogenic chronicle of the American Beat movement, including William S. Burroughs and his Canadian mentor Brion Gysin. At the centre of the 1950s Beat circle, Burroughs and Gysin worked tirelessly to build the enigmatic Dream Machine, a device that used flickering light to alter brain waves and plunge the user into a waking dream state, free from the influences of advertising and mass culture. An exploration of their iconoclastic aesthetic and context forms the basis of One Yellow Rabbit's unconventional musical inspired by this group of notoriously wild outsiders, whose spiritual and artistic quest changed popular culture forever.
Blending live and electronic music, haunting visuals and One Yellow Rabbit's trademark physicality, Dream Machine is a radical departure from both the traditional theatre musical and the conventional bio pic.
|2006||National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada|
|2005||Theatre Passe Muraille - Toronto, Ontario: Six Stages Festival|
|2003||Theatre Passe Muraille - Toronto, Ontario: Six Stages Festival|
|2003||The Big Secret Theatre - Calgary, Alberta|
|2003||Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, Canada|
|2003||Six Stages Festival, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto, Canada|
|2002||(Cabaret Version) The Big Secret Theatre - Calgary, Alberta|