A Scary Home Companion produced by Geo Takach
A Scary Home Companion by Geo Takach is a special event on May 31st, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the annual conference of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) at Congress 2016.
The event hosted by ESAC is the reading of a work of arts-based research, a satirical radio revue that School of Communication and Culture faculty member Geo Takach wrote and will direct and produce as a designated special free public event at this year's Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Attended by some 5,000 delegates, the annual congress is the nation's largest gathering of eggheads; this year's extravaganza will be held at the University of Calgary, and the revue happens on May 31st.
The revue takes a critical but high-spirited and hopefully hilarious (complete with debate, poetry, music and satirical commercials) look at living in a resource-based economy and culture, particularly oil, as in the province next door, from which Geo just escaped -- er, arrived, after 40 years. Specifically, the play features six famous historical figures providing their take on Alberta's so-called 'petroculture'.