This is the Point
A Play About Love, Sex & Disability
Ahuri Theatre / The Theatre Centre (Toronto)
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough
January 11, 2019
Regular: $25 incl fees
Student/Underwaged: $15 incl fees
High School Student: $10 incl fees (High school ID required to pick up tickets)
Length: 75 minutes with no intermission
Q&A Immediately following the performance
Winner of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards including Outstanding Production and Ensemble.
*Mature content advisory: includes scenes depicting violence and sexuality*
This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy.
Dan and Christina are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz is his long-time romantic partner grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality. Through a series of staged conversations and theatrical reenactments, these two couples draw from their personal lives to explore and debate questions of representation, the nature of companionship and whether people of different abilities can ever connect with each other on equal terms.
This new play has been developed through the 2 year residency program at the Theatre Centre in Toronto. It incorporates high and low tech augmented communication aids (devices used by non-verbal people to express themselves), as well as projected live video feeds, to create a heightened naturalistic style that simultaneously connects and contrasts the physical body with the technologies we use to communicate.
This vlog by Deaf Spectrum explains the performance in ASL:
Artists and Ideas Talk Series:
Wednesday January 9th, 7pm
This is the Point: Disability & Sexuality
Artists: Ahuri Theatre
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College, Trent University
We are striving to make this performance as inclusive as possible! Here’s how:
– An ASL interpreter will be signing throughout the performance.
-An audio description will be available on request to let theatre-goers know what is happening on the stage during the parts of the performance where there is no dialogue.
–Hearing assist. Six headsets will be available with amplified audio for theatre-goers with partial hearing loss.
–Low cost tickets. Self identified underwaged audience members can pay a special rate of $15 (including fees) to attend the show. If cost is still a factor please contact Eva Fisher by phone at 705-745-1788 or by email at email@example.com
–Gender neutral washrooms are available onsite.
-A venue guide is available ahead of time to familiarize audiences with the Market Hall. You can view it online here, or call us at 705-745-1788 and we will send it to you prior to the performance.
-Complimentary earplugs will be available at the performance.
-A designated quiet zone will be available during the performance in the lobby beside the bar.
–We are committed to accessibility! Please contact Eva at 705-745-1788 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if there’s anything else that we can do to make this performance more accessible for you, or if you have any questions.
Written by Tony Diamanti, Dan Watson, Christina Serra, Karin Randoja and Liz MacDougall
Directed by Karin Randoja
Performed by Tony Diamanti, Liz MacDougall, and Dan Watson
Projection Design by Melissa Joakim
Set & Costume Design by Sonja Rainey
Lighting Design by Andre duToit
Sound Design by Tim Lindsay
Production Stage Management by Pip Bradford