what it’s like
Co-produced by adelheid and The Theatre Centre
what it’s like, a new work from adelheid’s Artistic Director Heidi Strauss, brings audiences into a shared space to consider performance as an active platform to witness and experience our shifting relationships with comfort, agency, responsibility, and complicity. In a world so threatened by violence and fear, what it’s like explores what brotherhood can really mean.
Choreography: Heidi Strauss
Created with/Performed by: Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood, Naishi Wang
Scenic Design: Julie Fox
Sound & Projection Design: Jeremy Mimnagh
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter
Costume Design: Alana Elmer
Vocal Coach: Fides Krucker
Production Manager: Shanna Miller
Stage Manager: Laura Cournoyea
Creative Producer: Rachel Penny
Metcalf Foundation Intern: Jane Alison McKinney
adelheid’s movement-based work looks at interaction between different people and groupings of people, with a specific interest in the situation of performance and how we consider each other (audience & performer) within that construct. adelheid began in 2008 with Heidi Strauss and Jeremy Mimnagh; its work has toured across Canada.
what it’s like 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.
“Secret life of a mother puts the uncensored female body centre stage”
“honest and risky”
- Toronto // The Theatre Centre (premiere) // September 2016
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.