There is a curator for the evening chosen in advance who in turn choose three lecturers for the night. The lectures themselves are eclectic and an unexpectedness fills the hall as audience become participants during each speaker's turn at the mic.
The raison d'etre for the lectures is simple, have regular people talk about subjects in which they are not experts in, followed by a question and answer session.
...which, as Misha reminds the audience during his intro, “After each lecture is over, we have a question and answer period. We want your questions—they are critical to the question and answer period.”
It's too easy to think of Trampoline Hall as just an academic lecture moved into a club setting.
In essence, Trampoline Hall is better thought of as an improvised jam session where in place of instruments, we hear speaking and voices and ideas that aren't polished nor re-hearsed. It's not professional, it's not amateur hour, it's not a talent show.
It is interactive theatre.
The actual Ticket for each show are one-of-kind never to be repeated creations of the curator for each show. For the July 7 2007 show, Dave Meslin, the night's curator, sold handmade tickets with event and venue details glue-sticked on tiny bits of paper on wooden clothespins. He then rented out an abandoned gas bar booth on Queen Street West and sold lemonade alongside the tickets until they were sold out.
The Dave Meslin Box Office / ticket booth was a rare exception.
Tickets usually are sold out within a few hours of going on sale.
A small tiny itty bitty number of tickets are sold at the door on the night-of on a first come, second disappointed basis.
Trampoline Hall occurs the second Monday of every month at Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College Street .
September 14, 2009
The next Trampolline Hall is on Monday, September 14, 2009
Lauren Bride is the curator and has chosen three lecturers:
Eric Foley will give a talk about teenage circumcision.
Chrissy Reichert will describe + a holy airport experience.
Aurora de Pena will talk about "Stairway to Heaven."
August 10, 2009
June 8, 2009
Show begins at 8 p.m. sharp. $6.00 from Soundscapes.