The Magic Hour
Co-produced by The Theatre Centre
and Jess Dobkin
The Magic Hour is a solo performance that uses magic to explore trauma and transformation, asking us to consider who we are beyond the stories we tell about our lives. The work presses the boundaries of what is deemed public and private, hidden and revealed, to make visible what is not seen.
Created and Performed by Jess Dobkin
Director: Stephen Lawson
Lighting Co-Designers: Jennifer Tipton and Michelle Ramsay
Sound Designer: Richard Feren
Costume Designer: Atom Cianfarani
Environment Designer: Bojana Stancic
Production Manager: sandra Henderson
Stage Manager: Laura Cournoyea
Consultants: Dany Lyne, Brandie Taylor, Tracy Tidgwell
Photography: David Hawe
Graphic Design: Lisa Kiss
The Magic Hour 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.
“honest and risky”
- Toronto // The Theatre Centre // 2017
Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre by Suvendrini Lena and Co-creators Leah Cherniak and Trevor Schwellnus with Lyon Smith. With support from lead Residency sponsor BMO Financial, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation.
“Secret life of a mother puts the uncensored female body centre stage”