Presented by The Theatre Centre
Broken/Sometimes Repaired is a tiny concert, inspired by a giant book. A reflection of queer pain and love, this work-in-progress micro-concert and four-song live-streamed music video is inspired by American writer Hanya Yanagihara’s monumental 2015 novel “A Little Life”.
Writer/performer Stewart Legere explores themes of friendship, love, trauma and joy, through the lens of his experience reading and processing the source material in the intervening years. Combining, dismantling and recombining variables of live performance and pre-recorded music; each song also reflects and echos aspects of literary processes: the formation of ideas, freewriting/improvisation, editing, reusing, repurposing, referencing, dissemination.
With a vivid costume designed by multidisciplinary artist Mark Reinhart, and music produced by Mike Legere (Century Thief) and Adam Warren, (waants, Glory Glory) this evolving performance is a sparkling tribute to queer resilience, love, and a celebration of the tremendous ripple effect great works of art can have on the little lives of those who encounter them. Like most book clubs, you need not have read the book to attend.
Content warning: suicide, depression, partial nudity
Experience note: The artists have been thoughtful & intentional about the experience for audiences both in the theatre and at home. We highly recommend you attend these pieces in full as each one is a journey. Because these pieces were programmed as an evening of activities, we don’t have exact start and finish times. We would love it if you could join us for the whole evening, but if you are unable, we anticipate Broken/Sometimes Repaired beginning at 8 p.m. EST and salt:dispersed beginning at 9 p.m. EST on May 9, and Broken/Sometimes Repaired beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST and The wife and curvy cartography of the goddess country beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST on May 10. We will do our very best to adhere to these start times on the night. We recommend the following for all the at-home performance experiences:
- Cast to a large screen if you have one
- Lower the lights to mimic the darkened in-theatre experience
- Good sound (big speakers or wear headphones) & turn it up!
- Have your favourite snack or beverage nearby
- Stay tuned to @thetheatrecentre on Instagram for updates on the nightly signature cocktail by Aislinn Rose that you can make at home!
Created and performed by Stewart Legere
Music produced by Mike Legere and Adam Warren/waants
Costumes by Mark Reinhart
ASL will be available for most performances. The Theatre Centre is a physically accessible venue with barrier-free washrooms on each floor and a lift for public use.
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Hybrid by Design is made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Fund, and the Department of Heritage Canada Arts Presentation Fund.