Ahuri Theatre <BR><EM>This is the Point</EM>

Ahuri Theatre
This is the Point

A Play About Love, Sex & Disability

Ahuri Theatre

Venue:

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

Performances:

Date: January 11, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm

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.

Artists and Ideas Talk Series:

Thursday January 9th, 7pm
This is the Point: Disability & Sexuality
Artists: Ahuri Theatre
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College, Trent University

Written by

Tony Diamanti, Dan Watson, Christina Serra, Karin Randoja and Liz MacDougall

Directed by

Karin Randoja

Performed by

Tony Diamanti, Liz MacDougall, Christina Serra, 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

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2018-19 Season Funders and Sponsors

  • Canada Council
  • Peterborough Inn and Suites
  • Whatley Technical Supplies
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Canadian Heritage
  • City of Peterborough
  • Kawartha Now
  • TD
  • We Design
  • Hi Ho Silver