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Runs from Friday December 1 2017 to Sunday December 3 2017

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Venue

The Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4

Performance Notes

× WINNER OF TWO DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION AND ENSEMBLE!

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. THIS IS THE POINT addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real-life couples. With a verbatim theatre quality and physical comedy delivery, the work is a series of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments that invite an audience to consider questions of representation, the nature of companionship, and how people of different abilities can connect with each other on equal terms.

The work continues its development through the Residency program at The Theatre Centre in Toronto, and will again be presented in the Franco Boni Mainspace December 1-3, 2017.

Written by Tony Diamanti, Dan Watson, Christina Serra, Karin Randoja and Liz McDougall
Directed by Karin Randoja
Performed by Tony Diamanti, Liz McDougall, Christina Serra and Dan Watson
Video Design by Melissa Joakim
Lighting Design by Andre duToit
Set & Costume Design by Sonja Rainey
Sound Design by Tim Lindsay
Stage Management by Pip Bradford


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and BMO Financial

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