Thursday, October 12, 2017

LoHiFi’s Automatown Brings Mechanized Magic to Nocturne Ten

Automatown at Nocturne 2017
On October 14th from 6pm-midnight, stop by AUTOMATOWN at the LoHiFi Lab and step into intricate automated worlds created by LoHiFi Productions.

Be a human interloper in “Hump’s Insect Boxing Gym”, a tough 50s-esque boxing club for bugs. Originally created as a puppet set for LoHiFi’s award-winning production of Hardboiled: A Sal Dali Crime Tale in 2015, the gym and its athletic insects have now been fully automatized.

Enter the Mass Scanignosis Clinic and experience firsthand the future of automated healthcare. Watch as x-rays come to life, revealing mysteries inside the human form. Participants can then move behind the scenes to get a close-up view of the gears and cams that make it all work. This installation was initially commissioned by Edmonton’s Theatre Yes in 2016 as part of their pan-Canadian collaborative production, Anxiety.

 Automatown is an immersive installation demonstrating LoHiFi’s ability to create worlds on different scales using low and high-tech methods. LoHiFi is Chris Little and Theo Pitsiavas. Chris and Theo are proud to join the growing number of artists and businesses bringing downtown Dartmouth to life for Nocturne Ten.

The LoHiFi Lab is located at 12 Wentworth St, at the corner of Portland and Wentworth. Just look for the spinning egg!

Look us up in the Nocturne Guide!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

This is a fly-through of the shadow automatons we created for the Theatre Yes production of Anxiety in Edmonton.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Edmonton's Theatre Yes Invites LoHiFi to Contribute to Their Anxiety

Anxiety by Theatre yes

LoHiFi joins theatre companies from across Canada in a Unique Theatrical Eperiment.

Are you in Edmonton? 

Do you enjoy crazy-pants pan-Canadian site-specific performance art? (We sure do.) 

We are very pleased to have been invited by Theatre Yes to contribute a ten-minute chapter to their ambitious production of Anxiety playing now in Edmonton until December 4th. You will remember Theatre Yes from their last cross-Canadian theatre experiment, The National Elevator Project.

Their latest effort also includes contributions from five outstanding independent theatre companies from across Canada.

Each company was sent an object of inspiration as well as some mysterious instructions to get them started. We were given an old-fashioned metronome. 

These short works are sewn together by an erie yet captivating story by playwright Cat Walsh brought to life by the Theatre Yes ensemble.

It has been a great pleasure for us to travel to Edmonton and work with this diverse and talented group of artists including an outstanding technical team that went over and above to help us all bring our oddball stories to life. 

We thank them all, especially Heather Inglis for inviting us to join in this unique and challenging creation.

Hope you can make it!

Buy your tickets here!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Hardboiled Wins 3 Robert Merritt Awards

Hardboiled Takes Home Hardware!

We were very pleased to take home three Merritt Awards on March 21st and very proud to be nominated among such talented artists. Thanks to the Jurors, Theatre Nova Scotia, and everyone on the Merritt committee for making this night possible.
  • Outstanding set design - Tony Owen, Theo Pitsiavas, Christopher Little  
  • Outstanding new play by a Nova Scotian - Theo Pitsiavas 
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role - Christopher Little

Sunday, March 6, 2016

2016 Robert Merritt Award Nominations

We are proud to announce that LoHiFi's recent production of Hardboiled - A Sal Dali Crime Tale was nominated for 9 Robert Merritt Awards on Friday. Thanks to the Merritt jurors for their recognition and hard work. We are especially happy for the recognition of our Hardboiled teammates Johnny Cann, Leesa Hamilton, and Tony Owen.

Outstanding sound design
* Johnny Cann
Outstanding costume design
* Leesa Hamilton
Outstanding lighting design
* Johnny Cann
Outstanding set design
* Tony Owen, Theo Pitsiavas, Christopher Little 
Outstanding direction
* Theo Pitsiavas, Christopher Little
Outstanding new play by a Nova Scotian
* Theo Pitsiavas
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role
* Theo Pitsiavas
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role
* Christopher Little
Outstanding production by an established company
* Hardboiled - A Sal Dali Crime Tale

Congratulations to all the talented nominees!

See the whole list here: