“Want to see how I die on stage? I’ve had lots of practice dying prettily…pro-tip: die facing up-stage so they can’t see you breathing and rolling your eyes.”
O offers 30 minutes of ingénue-dominated stage time as you’ve never seen before: clothes stay on, talk is frank, tears are fake and any death is purely educational. By unearthing Shakespeare’s doomed Ophelia, O critiques the ingénue character type and the way we train and direct young female actors.
Created by Eliza Martin and Ali Joy Richardson
Written by Eliza Martin
Director/Dramaturg: Ali Joy Richardson
Featuring: Eliza MartinStage Manager: Lucy McPhee
Lighting Designer: Neil Silcox
Sound Designer: Nick Potter
Mentor: Clare Preuss, Native Earth Performing Arts
Special Thanks: David Matheson
Tuesday May 24, 9:30pm (with Director’s Lab ‘Faerie Dust’)
Friday May 27, 8pm (Double-Bill: with Director’s Lab ‘Faerie Dust’ & Plum BOMB)
The Director’s Lab is a new program geared at emerging directors looking to develop their craft. In partnership with Theatre Passe Muraille and Native Earth Performing Arts, participants will receive mentorship from a professional theatre company, participate in master classes with a professional director, and have their work showcased at the festival.