June 30 – July 3, 2023

Red Phone

Interactive Theatre

British Columbia

Stay on the line for this unique mix of art and interactive theatre where two audience members take part in a scripted conversation allowing for sometimes eye-opening revelations.

red phone

Photo courtesy of the artist


Conceived by Sherry Yoon and designed by Jay Dodge, with technology by Carey Dodge, Red Phone is a conversation that you will not soon forget. Part theatre and part social intervention, Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. It takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with a vintage red phone and an integrated teleprompter.  

Two at a time, audience members engage each other in a five-minute conversation in the booth. The act of having the conversation with an unseen partner provides an anonymity that adds to the intimacy of the performance, encouraging participants to be the actor in their own theatrical experience. Red Phone is a one-of-a-kind performance that has been described as the theatrical equivalent to singing in the shower.  

Free of charge, anyone can walk up and into the booths with a friend or family member and spend 5 minutes engaging in some of the most urgent, touching, thought provoking conversations written by some of Canada’s most exciting writers. With a Canadian catalogue of over 2 dozen scripts and tour stops spanning from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland, Red Phone is a truly national project. 

About Boca del Lupo

Led by Artistic Director Sherry J. Yoon and Artistic Producer Jay Dodge, Yoon is a co-creator and director of the company’s original productions and Dodge’s writing, performances and designs are central in Boca del Lupo’s shows. Creating over 60 shows over the last 25 years, the pair has received numerous awards including Jessies for Outstanding Design, Outstanding Production, Significant Artistic Achievement and Outstanding Performance; the Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation; and the Alcan Performing Arts Award  For Boca del Lupo, collaboration is the core tenet of our creativity. Working across cultures and disciplines our productions are energized by the collision and confluence of difference. Since our inception in 1996, our artistic focus has been one that explores cultural hybridity and interdisciplinary through consciously convening artists from diverse backgrounds and giving them voice within the work through our established processes. We also have an extensive track record in touring, a strong level of engagement with our professional arts service organizations and meaningful outreach into the community.    Boca del Lupo’s mission is to create extraordinary experiences in unconventional spaces.  The company consciously collaborates with artists diverse in culture and practice and seeks to engage intergenerational audiences. We believe in providing equal opportunities to a diversity of artists and individuals in both emerging and leadership positions. We are devoted to accessibility and we work to broaden the participation, perception and importance of contemporary performance. 

Dates & Times

June 30
12pm – 2pm
3pm – 5pm
5:30pm – 7:30pm

July 1
12pm – 2pm
3pm – 5pm
5:30pm – 7:30pm

July 2
12pm – 2pm
3pm – 5pm
5:30pm – 7:30pm

July 3
11am – 1pm
2pm – 4pm
4:30pm – 6pm

Interactions are approximately 15 mins in length.


West Hallway

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Keywords Free EventTheatre