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Deafy (Why Not Theatre) 2019 SummerWorks Review

Picture of Chris Dodd in Deafy

Performed partly in ASL, using both surtitles and spoken word, Deafy, written and performed by Chris Dodd and directed by Ashley Wright, is now on as part of SummerWorks 2019.

Dodd plays Nathan Jesper, a liaison with the National Deaf Association who travels the world giving educational talks on Deaf culture. At the top of the show he is late for a scheduled talk. As his presentation progresses, it derails from his usual content and we eventually learn why. Continue reading Deafy (Why Not Theatre) 2019 SummerWorks Review

burn, burned (Rodney Diverlus and Syrus Marcus Ware) 2019 SummerWorks Review

Picture of actors in burn, burnedburn, burned, produced by Rodley Diverlus and Syrus Marcus Ware, is now playing at SummerWorks. Part performance art and dance, the show features a band of revolutionaries regrouping after “decades of race wars” in a fictional future.

Diverlus notes that his choreography primarily strived to explore – but not definitively answer – areas of his own curiosity. As such, I tried not to find a clear story in the movement, but to pay attention to the feelings it evoked.

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Review: Nicole, Mark & Dan Improvise a Show (Nicole, Mark & Dan)

Picture of Mark Little, Dan Beirne, and Nicole Passmore in Nicole, Mark & Dan Improvise a ShowSweeping – but in that funny way – WWII Romance, Made Up On The Spot

Nicole, Mark & Dan Improvise a Show ended its three-show run at Bad Dog Theatre on August 2nd. Mark Little was unavailable for this final show, but fellow comedian Matt Folliott joined Dan Beirne and Nicole Passmore in his place.

This performance had the subtitle “A Summer Romance” – the troupe set out to improvise a “sweeping romance” set in the early 20th century.

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