2019 SummerWorks Preview Questionnaire: Wah Wah Wah

11 Aug

Your name: Celia Jade Green

Your production: Wah Wah Wah 

Your role: I am the creator and performer of the piece.

Tell me about your show.

Wah Wah Wah is a highly physical, highly theatrical telling of a young queer woman’s journey (in all it’s humour and beauty and pain) backpacking across Europe. This illuminates for her all the kind of sexual micro aggressions she’s encountered her whole life, which leads her to this moment that happens here in Toronto that rocks her world to the core. So much so that she feels compelled to speak about what’s been going on to these people that have come to the theatre to listen. (thanks to Bilal, my director for articulating this blurb so eloquently)

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

I am really looking forward to the AMY Project’s ‘The Breath Between’. I was an AMY participant a few years ago, so I have a soft spot for their work. Also looking forward to Safe and Sorry, Des-Echoes, Black Ballerina and Audible Songs From Rockwood. So many shows to look forward to!

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

More more more highlighting and support for the voices of queer, young, trans, people of colour, and indigenous artists, onstage and behind the scenes. This is part of why I respect the AMY project so much, because they are doing that work of supporting and growing those voices with strength and love.

Also more works that live in the universe between dance and theatre. And more food before and after shows. I think theatres should serve dinner. For very very cheap. Wouldn’t that make things so nice?

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?

I….I…..I…….do not have an answer for this question.

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