Sunday May 30th, at 7:00PM(EST)/8:00PM (AST). Tickets are free! Please click here to sign up and receive your link to the show: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeT01EtuqlifE…/viewform
About the show:
In 2010 Gillian was hit by an SUV while she was walking down Spring Garden Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was on the sidewalk. Now, Gillian is a professional theatre artist. Let’s Try This Standing is a seventy minute show about shitting on nurses, having sex with atrophied muscles, awkward interactions with bagel eating massage therapists, and everything else that has happened since the accident. It doesn’t offer easy answers, but it does give us a chance to be in a room together and be honest about how okay we are. Let’s Try This Standing deals with recovery as an ongoing process.
We are grateful for the chance to reimagine how this show can be performed and witnessed from our own homes…maybe even our own beds.
Attendance is free of charge but if you would like to donate to Keep Good (Theatre) Company please go to: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=6UP7FDWF2RNBS
Ableism, medical trauma, body shaming, depiction of a car accident.
The performance will have closed captioning and an active listener.
*Gillian Clark (Playwright/Performer)
*Daniel Oulton (Stage Manager/Production Designer)
*Anthony Black (Director)
Sadie Laflamme-Snow (Producer)
Mel Hattie (Production Photos)*
* The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of The Canadian Actor’s Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy
The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of The Canadian Actor’s Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy[Image description: An image of Gillian, a light skinned white woman with blond hair wearing a blue dress, is dancing joyfully in a chair. Her eyes are closed and her hands are outstretched over her head. She has a giant smile on her face.]Let’s Try This Standing has been made across Turtle Island. Gillian is currently located in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal and although it is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Wendat, and the Abénaki Nations, the people of the Kanienkéha:ka Nation (Haudenosaunee) are now the caretakers of the land and waterways here. Tiohtià:ke is under the Great Peace of Montreal. Anthony is in Kjipuktuk/Halifax which is the territory of the Mi’kmaq People, which is under the Peace and Friendship treaties. Daniel and Sadie are in Tkaronto/Toronto which is the territories of the Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee. This is the ancestral lands of The Dish With One Spoon Territory which governs how to share resources of the land and water. It is also Treaty 13 territory, an agreement made with the Mississaugas of the Credit (Anishinaabe). We are grateful you are joining us and encourage you to look up the original stewards of the land you are on, and the treaties that govern it.
We can’t wait to share this story again with you!