A few staff picks for the 2017/ 2018 season!
We interrupt your summer shenanigans to remind you that before you know it autumn will be here…okay, okay, pipe down with the booing! Though, it may be difficult to think about autumn just yet, we wish to remind you about all the exciting shows coming up in our 17/18 season!
Check out a few of the shows our staff just can’t wait for:
Name: Lisa Mennell
Job Title: Communications Associate
17/18 Season Pick: Goblin Market (Oct 3-14, 2017)
Why: I love poetry and I love circus! This show is based on the narrative poem, Goblin Market by 19th century poet Christina Rossetti. The visuals for this sexy -adult only- circus show are stunning, and I hear that it melds story and athleticism flawlessly. Incredible acrobatic feats combined with classic poetry…what is not to like?!
Name: Elysse Cheadle
Job Title: Head Front of House Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
17/18 Season Pick: Black Boys (Jan 16-20, 2018)
Why: I have been obsessed with Toronto-based Buddies in Bad Times Theatre since I saw their production ‘Obaaberima’ here two years ago. I still get chills thinking about that performance – every element felt so alive and necessary in the telling of their story. Black Boys brings the return of the incomparable Tawiah M’carthy (of ‘Obaaberima’). We are so lucky to welcome back a performer of his calibre to our theatre! I expect ‘Black Boys’ to bring ferocity, humour, honesty, sex, and humanity. What more could you want?
Name: Natalie Schneck
Job Title: Development Associate
17/18 Season Pick: Dublin Oldschool (Jan 30 – Feb 3)
Why: It’s an Irish two hander with DJ tunes and re-connections. It seems gritty and real. I look forward to being invited into a world far away from my own but with (hopefully) some relatable elements.