Death Married My Daughter, produced by Play it Again Productions, is written by Danya Buonastella, Dean Gilmour, Nina Gilmour and Michele Smith.
This bouffon-inspired satire was a Patron’s Pick and held over as Best of Fringe (2013). It resurrects Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Desdemona from exile in the swamps of death to expose their “abusers” and “murderers,” and to destroy – with delight – the established values of a ‘Man’s’ society. It is directed by the Dora Award winning team of Michele Smith and Dean Gilmour and performed by recent graduates of École Philippe Gaulier: Nina Gilmour (As I Lay Dying) and Danya Buonastella (D.L.T. Teatro’s site specific Midway on the Journey of Life, Summerworks 2013).
The show is presented as part of The Independent Creators Cooperative – a new theatre collaboration that brings together three emerging companies – supported by two established companies – Why Not Theatre and Theatre Smith-Gilmour – with three physical theatre productions that inaugurate the BMO Incubator for Live Arts at The Theatre Centre’s new home.