Ahuri Theatre (Canada)
This “play about love, sex, and disability” paints a portrait of real-life individuals whose lives have been touched by cerebral palsy.
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This “play about love, sex, and disability” runs the gamut from joyous celebration to unflinching drama as it paints a collective portrait of real-life individuals whose lives have been touched by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina are parents searching for a way in which their non-verbal son, Bruno, can share his voice. Tony, a non-verbal adult, and Liz, his long-time romantic partner, grapple with the judgments that society makes about their love and sexuality. Questions of representation, the nature of companionship, whether people of different abilities can ever connect on equal terms—all are explored here.
Directed by Karin Randoja, this Dora Award-winning production incorporates high- and low-tech augmented communication aids (devices used by non-verbal people to express themselves) as well as projected live video feeds to create a heightened naturalistic style. Anchored by outstanding performances, This is the Point is an eye-opening and occasionally disturbing but ultimately life-affirming experience.
Tough and courageous… There’s plenty of pleasure to be derived from the mix of scenes, monologues, clips from home movies and live interactions—and simply watching bodies not regularly seen on a stage perform. —The Globe and Mail
Content Note: Includes scenes depicting physical and sexual violence.
Ahuri Theatre (Canada)
Ahuri Theatre creates live performances that place cultures, languages and ideas in a space where they can be celebrated, challenged and transformed. They redefine their creative methods to include everyone in the room regardless of language, culture or ability. The collective is led by Haruna Kondo in Japan and Dan Watson in Canada.
1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
January 29–February 2
POST-SHOW TALKBACK: JAN 30
70 minutes, with intermission
(Jan 29–Feb 2)
Single tickets from $24
Buy tickets via The Cultch
Or call 604.251.1363
VOCALEYE LIVE DESCRIPTION ON FEB 2, 2PM
ASL-INTERPRETATION ON FEB 2, 2PM
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE RELAXED
ASL-interpretation on Saturday, February 2nd at 2pm.
ADDITIONAL ASL video provided by Ahuri Theatre and created by Deaf Spectrum
All performances are relaxed performances
WRITERS Tony Diamanti, Dan Watson, Christina Serra, Karin Randoja, Liz MacDougall DIRECTOR Karin Randoja PERFORMERS Tony Diamanti, Liz MacDougall, Christina Serra, Dan Watson PROJECTION DESIGNER Melissa Joakim SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER Sonja Rainey LIGHTING DESIGNER Andre duToit SOUND DESIGNER Tim Lindsay PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Pip Bradford ORIGINAL SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER Jenna McCutchen SOUND DESIGNER Miquelon Rodriguez PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Alexa Polenz DEVELOPED IN RESIDENCY AT The Theatre Centre ORIGINALLY CO-PRODUCED BY Ahuri Theatre, The Theatre Centre SUPPORTED BY Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, BMO Financial DEVELOPED IN PART BY Collaborations, an initiative of Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre