eatingthegame [2015]

Ties between China and Canada are deepening. Advancements in foreign property investment, cultural exchange, and policy-making are changing the game of international trade. eatingthegame is a motivational keynote speech of, from, and between two worlds: West and East, business and culture, pragmatics and possibility, ethics and desire. eatingthegame is a Hong Kong Exile production, featuring guest-speaker Conor Wylie. Conor Wylie is a freelance entrepreneur and private investment consultant with ties to Vancouver, Canada and Guangzhou, China. A sometime performing artist, Conor is fascinated by the endless creative potential of the marketplace and by opportunities for growth and discovery in collaborations between the cultural & business sectors. The eatingthegame project investigates the risky and destructive nature of international trade, with a focus on capital investment ties between North American cities and Asia. The piece explores alternative and multidisciplinary approaches to performance and audience engagement, drawing its inspirations from the theatrics of the business and financial sector. This is inspired by a true story.

Co-created by: Milton Lim, Conor Wylie, Remy Siu, and Natalie Tin Yin Gan

Director: Milton Lim
Writer & Performer: Conor Wylie
Projection Designers: Milton Lim and Remy Siu
Sound & Media Designer: Remy Siu
Movement Collaborator & Producer: Natalie Tin Yin Gan
Holographic Video by: Sepehr Samimi
ETG Teaser Shot by: Sepehr Samimi & Josue Sanchez
Dramaturg & Mentor: Tim Carlson (Theatre Conspiracy)

COMMISSIONED BY Theatre Conspiracy for Club PuSh at the 2015 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
WITH SUPPORT OF the British Columbia Arts Council

Special thanks to Art for Impact, Janelle Reid, June Fukumura, Sepehr Samimi, Tim Carlson, Theatre ConspiracyBoca del Lupo, and PuSh

Running time: 80 minutes w/ intermission

The eatingthegame workshop was originally curated in 2013 as part of Art for Impact 10: Roots of Change


  • PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Club PuSh)                              Vancouver                         February 5th, 2015
  • Intrepid Theatre's  Uno Fest                                                                        Victoria                              May 15th, 2015       
  • SummerWorks Perfomance Festival                                                             Toronto                              August 8th - 14th, 2016