The first public screening of Building the Room is taking place on September 28th, 2017 at 7PM at the Roxy Theatre (2657 Quadra St, Victoria, BC). This is going to be a fantastic event and we are proud to be introducing Justice Pricing to our ticket sales. This means that our general admission price of $10 will be doubled to $20 for all white cisgender males! We hope that our patrons on both sides of the pricing spectrum will understand the value of this model.
Here’s the press release for the event:
When: 7:30PM September 28th, 2017
Where: Roxy Theatre (2657 Quadra St, Victoria, BC)
What: Screening of comedy series Building the Room
Suggested Price: $10 GA/ $20 for Cisgender White Males (Justice Pricing)
Building the Room is a hilarious comedy series that showcases the trials and tribulations of putting on a stand up comedy show. Director Shiraz Higgins initially intended to create a documentary that shed light on both the behind-the-scenes of comedy show production and on the world of guerrilla marketing. What was intended to be a collaborative process between the director and the cast, a group of up-and-coming comedians, became a source of considerable conflict, strife and disillusionment. The director’s refusal to pay the cast after the completion of filming led to a civil lawsuit.
Filmed in the apartment and workshop of virtuoso production and costume designer Jimbo Insell, Building the Room combines footage of the original production with deposition footage from the civil suit to tell the story of an idea and a cast unraveling.
The series shows comedians struggling through male modeling auditions, professional wrestling events, a bottling incident, and a Santa slave parade, among other things. Cynicism and negativity put the fate of the project in doubt from day one to the final comedy show 10 days later.
This truly unique series combines a variety of styles of comedy both stand up and stunt based. On the whole, it is a glorious portrait of failure, doubt and redemption.
For more information or interview inquiries, contact Sid Mohammed at: