20 secret sites around the city.
1 unforgettable experience.
The Imaginary Real is a free downloadable app (for iPhone or Android) that will lead you on audio treasure hunt around St. John’s, a city you might not know as well as you think.
20 unique and surprising stories from 20 of the city’s finest authors take shape in short audio plays listenable at discrete and poignant locations around the city.
A woman tries to reconcile her fear of fire while living in a town that keeps burning down.
A guide offers a tour of a city that’s been swallowed by the sea. A man discovers a set of discarded wings and tries flying away.
Do it in a day or do it in a month. It’s on demand, so you can explore in your own time and at your own leisure. Just remember to bring your headphones!
Featuring new writing from: Andy Jones, Ayse Sule Akinturk, Azal Dosanjh, Bridget Canning, Darren Ivany, Daze Jefferies, Deantha Edmunds, Fionn Shea, Gemma Hickey, Jodee Richardson, Karen Monie, Leah Lewis, Lois Brown, Mary Walsh, Michelle Porter, Morgan Murray, Paul David Power, Shannon Webb-Campbell, Sobia Shaikh, and Vanessa Cardoso Whelan.
Performed by: Andy Jones, Anna Stassis, Ayse Sule Akinturk, Behak Rueentan, Brad Hodder, Brian Marler, Darren Ivany, Daze Jefferies, Deantha Edmunds, Fionn Shea, Jeremy Nolan, Jodee Richarson, Lonni Patey, Mary Walsh, Mikaela Dyke, Nablia Qureshi, Paul David Power, Paul Rowe, Sarojini Lang, Shannon Webb-Campbell.
Directed by Courtney Brown, Dave Sullivan, Mallory Fisher, Santiago Guzmán, Bernardine Stapleton, and Sharon King-Campbell.
Sound Design by Chris Brookes and Rebecca Nolan
App Visual Design and Photography by Andrea Cooper
Additional Photography by Ritche Perez
Logo and Map Design by Graham Blair
Poster Design by Nadine Hodder
Curated and Dramaturged by Robert Chafe
Project coordination by Robyn Vivian
Produced by Patrick Foran and Crystal Laffoley
Created by Patrick Foran, Crystal Laffoley, Robert Chafe, Chris Brookes, Robyn Vivian, and Rebecca Nolan.