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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Dancing Difference

Co-presented with Springboard Performances's FLUID FEST

Breakneck and riveting disability performance

A collection of performances celebrating creative voices from across the country exploring the potential of inclusive performance.

Featuring

What Is Left Of Us
JUSTIN MANYFINGERS (Calgary) & BRIAN SOLOMON (Toronto)

Two 2 spirited ndns with only two hands between them. A gloriously deranged world of dance, storytelling, and the unexpected things that make you sexy.
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We Regret To Inform You...
A Film by HEIDI JANZ & EVA COLMER (Edmonton)

In a check-box society that functions by dividing us into neatly-defined categories, where does someone with a strong mind and a weak body fit in? Dr. Heidi Janz - award-winning playwright, accomplished academic, and self-described ‘crip’ – has a curious problem. Despite her obvious physical limitations she is denied financial assistance from government programs because of her “productive” mind. Following Heidi through her everyday life, with all its unique responsibilities, opportunities, and challenges, We Regret to Inform You... offers an unsentimental, and unapologetic, look at what it means to be both “disabled” and “productive”.
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See and Be Seen & Verbatim
two performances by ALL BODIES DANCE PROJECT (Vancouver)

Bringing together artists with and without disabilities to explore movement as a means of creative expression at ALL BODIES differences are regarded as a creative strength as they explore the choreographic possibilities of wheelchairs, crutches and canes diverse ways of moving and perceiving.

 

OCTOBER 27, 2017 at 7PM
OCTOBER 28, 2017 at 4PM and 7PM

At the DJD Dance Centre

tickets: $20

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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.

 

Make Love, Not Art

By Elaine Lee and Col Cseke

A renowned visual artist is known for daring nude portraits that display her unique and tiny body for all to see. But, when she asks her gallery curator and self-professed biggest fan out on a date we find out how he really views her body when it’s in front of him in the flesh. If he describes her portraits as erotic does that mean he can find her attractive?

The characters get personal and political as they confront voyeurism, self-exploitation, and the struggle to be seen in this intimate and incisive new play

 Make Love, Not Art will premiere in our 2017/18 season.