The multifaceted performing artist Nyla Carpentier discusses the Alley Theatre production of The Ridiculous Darkness, which she co-directs, and runs 11-19 November 2017 (at The ANNEX), with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Tomorrow night, Remembrance Day, 11 November 2017, is the opening night of Alley Theatre’s The Ridiculous Darkness. It’s a satirical show that’s a modern mashup of the Conrad novel Heart of Darkness and the film Apocalypse Now. Based on a German radio play by Wolfram Lotz, the show has been adapted to the stage by Daniel Arnold. Marisa Smith and Nyla Carpentier are the show’s directors. Ms. Carpentier joins me now to talk about the production, their largest to date, the many ancillary events attached to the run, as well as the themes of this piece, all timely and necessary. Nyla Carpentier is of Tahltan and Kaska First Nations decent. She was recently assistant director of Hardline Production’s Redpatch. She is a dancer, and someone who uses her experience and heritage to make something meaningful of her work for the wider community. www.alleytheatre.ca  is the website for tickets and more. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Nyla Carpentier; Ms. Carpentier, good morning.