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Occurs on Thursday September 8 2022

Approximate running time: 0 hours and 45 minutes

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

Event Notes

× Kiera Boult uses stand-up comedy, reality TV and institutional critique, in extemporized performance, video and installation. Her work features performance persona Kiki, a self-described “guilt-free” celebrity offering critiques and “hot takes” from her position as a celebrated Black bi-racial (light skin) icon who navigates white institutions with ease. Hamilton’s My Lady parodies comedian and famous Hamiltonian Martin Short’s 2012 comedy special I, Martin Short, Goes Home. Join beloved persona Kiki as she combines autobiography, cultural critique and comedy to take audiences into the often mocked and stereotyped world of Steel City. We visit historic sites of systemic failure, light-skin hubris and tourist attractions, all while Kiki tells two stories of desire and identity that run parallel. Featuring Artists Joshua Las and Delilah Rosier and in consultation with Alex Jacobs-Blum.

Kiera Boult is an interdisciplinary artist and performer. Boult’s practice utilizes camp and comedy to skeptically address issues that surround the role and/or identity of the artist and the institution. In 2019, Boult was the recipient of the Hamilton Emerging Visual Artist Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Trinity Square Video. She has participated in the Art Gallery of York University’s final Performance Bus, and Life of a Crap Head’s Doo Red. Boult’s practice has appeared in the Chroma Issue of Canadian Art. She holds a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and is currently Vtape’s Submissions, Collections & Outreach Coordinator.

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