PLAYS AND PERFORMANCES

We produce and present plays created by artists with disabilities and their allies that insist on and celebrate their place in the public sphere.

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Make Love Not Art

A sneaky kind of romantic comedy written and performed by Elaine Lee and Col Cseke

Presented by the High Performance Rodeo

Meet Dotty, a renowned visual artist known for daring portraits that display her unique and tiny body for all to see. When late one night she and Phillip, her gallery curator and self-professed biggest fan, find themselves alone in the gallery surrounded by provocative images of herself we find out how he really views her body when it’s in front of him in the flesh.

Inside Out gets personal, physical, and political as these two confront the struggle to be seen in this intimate and incisive new play.

*Content warning: mature subjects and images, recommended age is 18+

January 9th - 12th

7:30

At the Engineered Air Theatre in Arts Commons

35$ adults ~ 25$ students

 
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Spina Bifida: Front to Back

A revealing photography exhibit by

steve kean

As a companion to Make Love Not Art Inside Out and the High Performance Rodeo will transform the lobby of the Engineered Air Theatre into an art gallery to display Steve Kean’s revealing series Spina Bifida – Front to Back

For years Kean has been photographing Canadians with Spina Bifida, producing two images of each subject - a traditional portrait to introduce the viewer to the subjects and a second black and white image of the subject’s back, images rarely if ever celebrated publicly.

Photographer Steven Kean wants viewers to look at the disabled in a new light, to let them see a wider vision of beauty. This powerful exhibition offers his photo subjects a chance to be seen on their own terms. Kean is a Toronto photographer. His tens-of-thousands of images spanning more than thirty years challenge the viewer to think about how people with disabilities see and interact with the world they share with able-bodied people.


Works in Development

Most Imaginary Worlds

By the point of view ensemble

Most Imaginary Worlds dramatizes the Social Model of Disability, which says that “disability” is caused by the way society is organized rather than by a person’s impairment of difference, and how to remove these barriers. By imagining with these young collaborators worlds free of these barriers we can create on stage worlds and stories built for their happiness and designed for their success.

Most Imaginary Worlds will be developed in 2017 and is supported by the Canada 150 Community Fund.