2019 SummerWorks Preview Questionnaire: hiraeth

11 Aug

Your name: Mandy E. MacLean

Your production: hiraeth

Your role: Creator and performer.

Tell me about your show.

The piece takes place in a unnamed group meeting; we witness a character searching to be seen, heard and understood. we hope that the audience is reminded how difficult it is to be a young person, and how reconciling with trauma can help you find your own- sometimes chosen- home. it’s an experiment in light, sound, and listening. we’re still working, we’re so happy to be at summerworks, and we hope you’ll join us!

What other shows or artists are you looking forward to seeing?

805-4821! beautiful team and art makers. their thoughts on accessibility are way ahead of the game. we are so giddy to share a space with their piece.

What would you like to see more of in the Toronto performing arts environment?

More devised work with elevated production elements. creation projects often need a longer cooking process, and therefore don’t always fit into programming. when they do, it’s wonderful! It’s beautiful to see projects with resources to see their work to fruition.

A greater variance of of female identifying persons on our stages and and in positions of power. we’ve come a long way, but still have a long way to go. This shift needs to keep moving forward as we move into the future of new works being created for our cannon.

Campaign advertising for the upcoming federal election is replaced by one-person Fringe shows performed by the party leaders. Tickets are free so you can attend any show without necessarily being a supporter of the performer or their party. Whose show do you go see, what is it called, and what is the show about in a nutshell?

Jagmeet Singh and his production of “NSLSC”. the production features a cast of early stage professionals that are offered full union contracts and benefits. they show discuss free tuition, and debt relief programming for post secondary graduates. there is a series of great and colourful wardrobe quick changes.

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