Barrie’s Talk is Free Theatre is taking its production of The Curious Voyage to Toronto in the spring of 2020.
The planned trip “comes on the heels of a triumphant premiere in London, UK,” says the theatre. The Toronto experience will feature “two-day and one-day experience options created especially and uniquely for each individual patron, whereby who they are or what they each bring to the journey will influence” the artistic outcome.
“It happened! We nurtured a seed of an idea for The Curious Voyage, into the remarkable success and extraordinary reviews we’ve achieved in London. I’m thrilled we will be transferring the experience and redeveloping it specifically for Toronto,” says Arkady Spivak, TIFT’s artistic producer.
“Building on my concept, the successful site-specific practice of director Mitchell Cushman and the audience-specific work of creator and director Daniele Bartolini, along with some of the best and most reputed Canadian and British artists, we’ve created an immersive theatrical experience on a scale truly not seen before.”
The production allows each patron to be a “protagonist in the story they are watching, rather than fulfilling the traditional functions of passive observers. Each patron ventures on the journey through many selected sites, beginning in Barrie, starting on their own, only gradually becoming part of a group.
“They interact with strangers without knowing who is who – their fellow patron, an actor or a regular civilian totally unaware they are even part of this experiment. Eventually, patrons are led to a mystery site-specific location to watch a secret musical, complete with a stellar Canadian cast,” TIFT explains in a release.
1. 1-3 Day suspension
2. 2 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
3. 1 Drug Recognition Expert examination – failed. Charged Criminally Impaired by Drug/Cannabis
4. 1 impaired by alcohol arrest, 130/120. Charged Over .80 MGS alcohol
5. 1 drive under suspension
6. 1 charge under Cannabis Act – Cannabis readily accessible to the driver
7. 1 Highway Traffic Act – other
On Day #2 of the campaign on Thursday, October 18, 2018 , RIDE units set up in the Orillia area and achieved results including the following:
1. 8 Approved Screening Device tests
2. 3 Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
3. 1 arrest for over .80 – post- test – yielded 3 day suspension
4. 2 other three day suspensions
5. 7 Provincial Offences Notices
6. 1 Commercial Motor Vehicle removed from the roadway
7. Quantity cannabis resin seized for destruction
8. Quantity of cannabis ‘bud’ seized for further investigation. Preliminary charge – Accessible to driver under Cannabis Act
The focus of Day #3 of the initiative on Friday, October 19, 2018 included Collingwood, Stayner, Angus, C.F.B. Borden & Barrie areas and yielded a significant amount of vehicular spot checks.
The results include the following:
1. 7 Approved Screening Device tests
2. 4 – 3 day suspensions
3. 2 Cannabis within reach offences
4. 1 impaired by drug C.C. charge
5. 1 impaired by alcohol charge
6. 1 Over .80 charge
7. 4 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing investigations
8. 1 Drug Recognition Expert investigation
9. 4 cannabis compliance inspections – MV.
10. 1 Stunt Driving charge.
11. 1 Obstruct charge – C.C.
12. 1 – Provincial Offences Act stop with 3 POA offences, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act -Highway Traffic Act
13. 3 – other Highway Traffic Act Offences
14. 2 Motor Vehicles towed
The focus of Day #4 of the initiative on Saturday, October 20, 2018 included Highway 89/Highway 400, Yonge Street Alliston, Loretto, Tottenham, C.F.B. Borden, Dunlop Street, Mapleview, County Road 27 north of Highway 9, High Street, Bayfield Street.
The efforts yielded the following results:
1. 9 Cannabis Act charges – Readily Accessible to Driver
2. 1 Controlled Drug Substance Act charge – possession of cocaine.
3. 10 Approved Screening Device tests
4. 4 Liquor Licence Act offences
5. 3 Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
6. 1 public intoxication
7. 4 Seatbelt offences
8. 9 Highway Traffic Act – other
9. 1 impaired by alcohol arrest
10. 2 Over .80
Police say they will release the final results when they become available. The formal collaborative RIDE blitz has wrapped up but police services will continue working together to keep our roads safe and free of impaired drivers and anyone else who poses a danger. Impaired driving is a crime in progress. Safely call 911 if you spot a suspected impaired driver.