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Sea Sick

Produced by The Theatre Centre

“the ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off.”

The Theatre Centre’s Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell is a critically acclaimed production about climate change, and the state of the global ocean, which has toured Canada and the world. Experience this powerful story in which Mitchell uses science and delicate wit to tell us about her journey to the bottom of the ocean, the demons she discovered there, and her hope for the future.

Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author (New York Times, CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, Globe and Mail, and more) who writes about science and social trends specializing in investigative reporting. Sea Sick is inspired by her international bestseller and award-winning book of the same name.

 
credits

Written and performed by Alanna Mitchell
Directed by Franco Boni, with Ravi Jain
Set & Costume Designer: Shawn Kerwin
Lighting Designer: Rebecca Picherak
Sound Designer: Tim Lindsay
Stage Manager and Touring Lighting Designer: Melissa Joakim

 
upcoming dates

Following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, 
Sea Sick is hitting the road! 

➔ Belfast International Festival
➔ Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg, MB (March 2022)
➔ Stanford LIVE in Stanford, CA (April-May 2022)
➔ ArtsEmerson in Boston, MA (May-June 2022)

More dates as they are announced 

media

“What is the most important show on the Fringe? It might just be Sea Sick.”
Lynn Gardner
StageDoor
Aug 2019
★★★★★
“a remarkable feat of storytelling and reportage”
The List
2019
★★★★
“Sea Sick is a quiet call to action...and a crucial examination of an underexposed issue.”
The Arts Desk
2019
★★★★
“Can a science journalist save the world through the power of theatre?”
The Guardian
2019
★★★★
“a thrilling…cautionary tale”
Toronto Star
2014

creative team

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Alanna Mitchell

Creator and Performer
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Alanna Mitchell

Creator and Performer
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Franco Boni

Director
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Ravi Jain

Co-Director
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Shawn Kerwin

Set & Costume Designer
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Shawn Kerwin

Set & Costume Designer
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Tim Lindsay

Sound Designer
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Rebecca Picherak

Lighting Designer
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Melissa Joakim

Stage Manager and Touring Lighting Designer
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Melissa Joakim

Stage Manager and Touring Lighting Designer

production history

  • 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