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Lessons in Temperament
Secret locations around Toronto
Toronto, ON
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Winner of the Prize for Production at SummerWorks Festival 2016

Written & Performed by James Smith
Directed & Developed by Mitchell Cushman

In Lessons in Temperament, James Smith tunes pianos in various public and private spaces throughout Toronto while exploring the concept of equal temperament as well as his three older brothers mental illnesses: obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, and schizophrenia. Smith attempts to grant balance to the instrument that has both kept him grounded and kept him company throughout his life.

Part memoir, part performance art, part tune-up, this site-specific show offers a unique theatrical experience, and a singular glimpse into the lives of those living with troubled, beautiful, distempered minds.

The performance will take place in a secret location each night.
Guests will be emailed their performance location 48 hours before the show.

If you do not receive the location information or have any specific questions about your secret location, please contact Michelle at or 647-535-6769.

The performance is approximately 90 minutes long.

Please note that the performances on June 19th and June 28th are wheelchair accessible.

Praise for Lessons in Temperament:

"Intimate, deeply felt and poignant. Wise and heartfelt lessons for us all." - NOW Magazine

"Do yourself a favour and experience this show." -  Mooney on Theatre

"Mitchell Cushman has once again directed a fascinating site-specific show with nuance and sensitivity." - The Slotkin Letter

Outside the March is dedicated to igniting a new generation of audiences by offering unforgettable experience in unconventional spaces - redefining where, how and for whom theatre takes place.
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Secret locations around Toronto (View)
A different address every night!
Toronto, ON 1A1 A1A

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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


Owner: Outside the March
On BPT Since: Jul 24, 2016

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