This is the Point

This is the Point

Co-produced by Ahuri Theatre and The Theatre Centre

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
November 4–20, 2016
Please see below for ASL interpreted and
Audio Visually described performance dates

Tickets: Preview $17 | Regular $30 | Student/senior/arts worker $22
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Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre by the award-winning Ahuri Theatre This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy.

Dan and Christina are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz, his long-time romantic partner, is grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality.

This is the Point addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real-life couples. With a verbatim theatre quality and physical comedy delivery, a series of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments—from getting Bruno ready for school in the morning, to Tony breaking up with his computer because he doesn’t like the simulated voice—This is the Point debates questions of representation, the nature of companionship, and how people of different abilities can connect with each other on equal terms.

This is the Point was developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre. Residency is made possible by Lead Sponsor BMO Financial Group, and with the support of The J.P. Bickell Foundation.

Written by Tony Diamanti, Dan Watson, Christina Serra, Karin Randoja, and Liz MacDougall
(Based on the original play by Tony Diamanti)
Directed by Karin Randoja
Performed by Tony Diamanti, Liz MacDougall, Christina Serra, and Dan Watson
Lighting & Video Design by Melissa Joakim
Set & Costume Design by Jenna McCutchen
Sound Design by Miquelon Rodriguez
Production Stage Management by Alexa Polenz

In order to further open up conversations about inclusivity, equity and diversity, a number of activities have been programmed during the run of This is the Point: artist and activist Syrus Marcus Ware will be throwing an all accessible dance party with three surprise pop-up performances (Nov 19); Tangled Arts + Disability will facilitate a series of drop-in art making workshops, led by Gloria Swain; and contemporary media art focused collective, MICE Magazine will launch their second issue with an all-day symposium around accessibility and transformative justice in the arts (Nov 12).

For more details about these special events please click here.

The run will also include ASL interpreted performances (Nov 12 & 19) and Audio Visually described performances (Nov 10 & 17).

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday, November 4 – 8:00pm – Preview Performance
Saturday, November 5 – 8:00pm – Preview Performance
Sunday, November 6 – 2:00pm – Preview Performance
Tuesday, November 8 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 9 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 10 – 8:00 PM – Audio Visually described
Friday, November 11 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 12 – 8:00 PM – ASL interpreted performances
Sunday, November 13 – 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 15 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 16 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 17 – 8:00 PM – Audio Visually described
Friday, November 18 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 19 – 8:00 PM – ASL interpreted performances
Sunday, November 20 – 2:00 PM

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, BMO Financial, and the support of Generator through their Company Residence Program.