Begat Theater

Hidden Stories is an invisible performance, a site-specific event that blends itself into the urban landscape. Supplied with headphones, the audience is temporarily endowed with the power to hear the thoughts of certain passers-by and to follow them into the unknown. The city is transformed into a sound stage, the audience’s eye is the lens of a camera, and the spectator is the editor, choosing which images to synchronize to the soundtrack being played in their ears. A single rule of thumb: follow an ordinary object (an orange, a newspaper, a box of matches, a pen) as it makes its way through the streets of the city.

Hidden Stories is supported by FACE Contemporary Theater, a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.

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Begat Theatre

Founded in 1992, Begat Theater uses public space as a venue to explore private and subjective experiences. Recognized for its innovative and contemporary performances, the company has been touring for 25 years in France and abroad. Recent works include Les Demeurees, a theatrical installation; Hidden Stories, an invisible performance; and La Disparition, which places portable media devices in the hands of an active audience. Askip*, an immersive show is currently touring French middle schools allowing students and adults to follow and hear the thoughts of an 8th grader, her teacher, and a janitor on one particular day. The company develops its work and operates a Residency Center for the Arts in Gréoux-les-Bains in the south of France.
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THU: 4:00 pm
FRI: 3:00 pm
SAT: 10:00 am, 4:00 pm
SUN: 10:00 am, 4:00 pm

Approx. Run Time

80 minutes


Ticketed patrons will receive location prior to performance by email.

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station – MAP

Patron Notes

Recommended for ages 13+.
Audience members can choose to listen to the show in English, French or German.
Audience members will travel on sidewalks and paths to mulitple locations (up to one mile). Headphones will be provided.

This is a ticketless event. Use your printed email confirmation for entry.