May 2016 | rEvolver Festival 2016
Conceived by Randi Edmundson | Directed by Mika Laulainen
Creation by Randi Edmundson, Stephanie Elgersma, Aliya Griffin, Mika Laulainen, Jared Raschke
Music Composition by Julie Casselman
Kolejka (Polish for queue) follows the clever Babushka as she tricks her way to the front of Soviet breadlines, mugs strangers, and cat burgles, all accompanied by her feisty terrier sidekick. She’s desperately looking for something – or someone – and heads out to fill that void. Will she meet her match? Whimsical and surprising, Kolejka combines puppetry and physical theatre to explore a spark of love and adventure that begins in a line.
“While early versions of Kolejka were tied more closely to the board game, during its development the creative team took the puppet show in a different direction. “It is a little bit of a departure from standing in line and getting what you want,” says Edmundson. “Now it focuses on Babushka, a very lonely woman who needs something, or someone, to fill an empty space in herself.” -Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents