Suitcases is a new, theatrical work, inspired by the 400+ patient suitcases unearthed upon the closing of the Willard Asylum in 1995. Originally workshopped at Canadian Stage in May, 2015, with director Rosanna Saracino, choreographer Linda Garneau, and a cast of 15 performers, the work was presented to a private audience of industry professionals. This current full-length production features a cast of 21 performers, guest writers, and artists and will be running November 1st-November 6th, 2016 at the Artscape Sandbox.
Suitcases uses theatre, dance and movement to explore psychological and emotional dysfunction, and their impact on identity and memory. It is a love letter to anyone who has suffered in silence, and faced the consequences of stereotyping, judgment, isolation, secrecy, or fear. It is a tribute to anyone who has been persecuted for being different. And finally, it is an expression of how hauntingly turbulent our secret lives may be, but also, of the unexpected community which can emerge when individuals find their tribe.
This is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Artists Collective Policy.
Artscarpe Sandbox (View)
301 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1R2
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|