The Complex

The Complex
It's Not a Pivot Productions
Chantal Forde, Jessie Fraser, Mandy Roveda
75 minutes

The Complex is a unique, immersive online theatre experience where no two shows are the same. Taking place in the digital world of a environment, participants must work together to select one of the Prospects to be society's future leader. This audience-led event is a fun and exciting new way to experience theatre and allows participants to interact as much or as little as they want.

Participants can choose to be part of "the Community" (interaction with actors and other participants), or "the Chamber" (a live-edited viewing stream with chat and polls).

Show trailer


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More about the show experience

Set in an undefined dystopian future, The Complex is an immersive, digital show offering two levels of interaction.

Using the platform Gather, “The Community” will be immersed into the complex itself, interacting with actors and searching for hidden intel. Patrons who are comfortable maneuvering in a virtual landscape and becoming part of the story themselves will love this option.

“The Chamber” will be live-streamed and, with the guidance of The Keeper, will be given exclusive information and the ability to help determine who will be eliminated. This is the option for the patron who is more comfortable participating in a slightly removed way using the platform Zoom.

Gather - The Community Experience:
Patrons will be sent a unique Gather link in an email 24 hours before the performance start time, and again 1 hour before the performance starts. Use the link to enter the Gather map up to 15 minutes before the performance start time. It is not necessary to have a Gather account, nor to download anything prior to the performance. Gather will automatically open in a new tab on your browser.

Zoom Webinar - The Chamber Experience:
Patrons will be sent a unique Zoom Webinar link in an email 24 hours before the performance start time, and again 1 hour before the performance starts. Use the link to launch the Zoom webinar up to 15 minutes before the performance start time. For an optimal experience it is recommended download or update to the latest version of Zoom beforehand on your desktop computer, laptop computer, or tablet device to watch the show. It is not necessary to have a Zoom user account already. The Zoom app will automatically launch. Patrons will not be able to turn on their camera or microphones.


  Date Time
19th January 7:30pm  
21st January 9:00pm Tickets
22nd January 2:30pm Tickets
23rd January 7:30pm Tickets
27th January 7:30pm Tickets
28th January 7:00pm Tickets
29th January 7:30pm Tickets
30th January 2:30pm Tickets

Accessibility information

Land acknowledgement

While the creators of The Complex live in Tkaronto we are joined by people from across the globe, living and working on the traditional territories of many Indigenous peoples. The ability to share our stories and experiences across time and space is a privilege and we invite you to join us in questioning how we can use this to further the act of reconciliation and honouring the land and her original caretakers.

Content advice

Not recommended for persons under 14 years of ageAudience participation

Audience participation details

The entire show is participatory in nature. Audience members can choose to be part of the Community and will have a digital avatar that can interact with other users and actors, or the Chamber and can participate in the live-stream through chat and polls.

Sensory description

Immersive (The Community) A highly interactive experience. The audience speaks directly with actors and other audience members and moves throughout with guidance. There are hidden items to search for that will open documents or videos. Lighting and sound is minimal. Livestream (The Chamber) A moderately interactive experience. The audience will watch parts of what is happening in via and be guided through the interactive process by one actor. The audience will use polls and the chat function to participate. Lighting and sound is minimal.

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