The Unfamiliar Everything
A conversation and collaborative multidisciplinary performance project between Stewart Legere/The Accidental Mechanics Group and queer artists from across the country. This extraordinary confluence of queer artists is an experiment in collaboration between genres, over massive distances and across time, an exploration of the pains and beauties of queer loneliness, queer spirituality, and a celebration of the chosen family.
The artistic team includes choreographers, musicians, poets, light artists, actors, writers, video/projection designers, dancers, spoken word and performance artists.
Stewart Legere is a multi-disciplinary artist from Punamukwatijk/Dartmouth. He is the Artistic Director of queer live-art company The Accidental Mechanics Group & Associate Artistic Director of Zuppa Theatre. His performances have been presented at theatres & festivals across Canada & the UK, including the Stages Festival (Halifax), OUTstages (Victoria), SummerWorks (Toronto), PuSh (Vancouver), FTA (Montreal), IMPACT (Kitchener), Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff, Wales) and MAYFEST (Bristol, UK). He is a vocalist with orchestral pop outfit The Heavy Blinkers, & a solo singer/songwriter. He composes music and sound for theatre and film. He makes short films (RT Collective, SpiderWebShow, CBC). An avid and passionate collaborator, his work is fascinated with vulnerability, intimacy, the destruction of persona and the celebration of performance.
“a remarkable feat of storytelling and reportage”
Toronto // The Theatre Centre (Premiere) // March 2014
Montreal // Usine C // April 2014
Calgary // High Performance Rodeo // January 2015
Vancouver // PuSh International Performing Arts Festival // February 2015
Mumbai // Mumbai Lit Festival
Luxembourg City // Fundamental Monodrama Festival // June 2016
Darwin, Australia // Darwin Festival // August 2017