The Damage is Done – SOLD OUT!
Productive Obsession (Calgary/Vancouver)
Oct 20 – 24, 2015
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The Damage is Done: A True Story is a multidisciplinary performance featuring author, thinker, speaker Dr. Gabor Maté, onstage with actor, writer, director and therapist Rita Bozi. The show combines theatre, dialogue, essay, video, music and modern dance into a multi-layered event.
Rita and Gabor, playing themselves, explore cultural history and family dynamics that resulted in their experiences of depression, addiction and thoughts of suicide. The performance reveals how the impact continues to haunt them today. Healing, they find, comes from the ability to look at traumatic events from infancy and early childhood with humour and compassion, and to defuse the emotional charge that first arose in response to those events. Infused throughout the performance are Gabor’s challenging insights as evident in his writing and workshops.
The draw: Renowned author, thinker, and speaker Dr. Gabor Maté performing onstage for the first time with Rita Bozi.
Mature content and coarse language. Recommended for ages 16+.
Venue: Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables Street
Show dates and times:
Oct 20, 8 PM: Opening
Oct 21 – 24: 8 PM
There will be a post-show talkback following each performance of The Damage is Done
Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Written & Conceived by: Rita Bozi, with additional insights by Ken Cameron & Gabor Maté
Performed by: Rita Bozi & Gabor Maté
Created and Directed by: Ken Cameron & Rita Bozi
Dramaturgy: Peter Hinton
Production, Lighting & Video Design: Sandi Somers
Production Management: Samantha Hindle
Production Coordinator: Tuled Giovanazzi
Production Advisor: Cameron Clowe
Choreography: Helen Husak & Rita Bozi
Sound Design & Composition: Peter Moller & Richard McDowell
Poster & Flag Design: Peter Moller/Egg Press
Costumes: Rita Bozi
Produced by: Productive Obsession
Music: BB Gabor, Alice Cooper, Jónsi & Alex, The Velvet Underground, Pussy Riot, Richard Strauss, Supertramp, Franz Liszt, Tchaikovsky