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What I learned from a decade of fear
Aluna Theatre
Toronto, ON
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What I learned from a decade of fear
Guilt isn't what it used to be. Is empathy? Can we feel trust in a world obsessed with security? Set inside a mix of live security footage, Beatriz Pizano tests her friendship with Lyon Smith by pulling incriminating details from his average life. From interrogation to confession, Aluna stages a modern eulogy for the human costs of our collective safety.

Directed and designed by multi-award winning artist and Aluna Artistic Producer, Trevor Schwellnus, this daring piece showcases Aluna's continuing commitment to risk and experimentation. After successful development through a Theatre Centre Residency, and presentations in New York City (La MaMa ETC), Bogotá, Colombia (Festival Alternativo), and Montreal (The Hemispheric Institute's Encuentro), the piece returns for its Toronto premiere at Aluna Theatre.

About the Company
Aluna Theatre is an artistically driven Canadian / Colombian theatre company based in Toronto. Aluna's productions in English and Spanish encourage a dialogue between cultures, artists, and communities  at home and internationally. Productions are marked by a distinct theatrical language drawing from our heritages, cultures, and languages, including dance, physical theatre, and a multi-media design.  In ten years of production, we have received 17 Dora Award nominations for acting, writing, directing, and design  and five awards.

What I learned from a decade of fear
Created and performed by: Beatriz Pizano, Trevor Schwellnus, Lyon Smith
Director / Scenographer: Trevor Schwellnus
Sound Designer / Composer: Lyon Smith
Choreographic Consultant: Ame Henderson
Costume consultant: Erin Gerofsky
Assistant Director: Sebastian Marziali
Production assistant: Jessica Zepeda
Surtitle translator: Carlos Gonzalez-Vio
Producer: Sue Balint

"In only 65 minutes this remarkable performance piece sums up the contradictions in modern life ten years or more since the 'war on terror' was launched."
     - Christopher Hoile, Stage Door

"It's not often that a show so rooted in the scariest sorts of political misappropriation of power offers thoughtful character development and humour as well."
     - Dani Phillipson, Royal Holloway University, UK

"A fresh, visceral interrogation of how fear terrorizes us into building prisons and fortresses that confine our minds and others' bodies."  
     - Helene Vosters, performance artist

~ Make Boo Radley's part of your theatrical outing ~

Before the show, enjoy lunch or dinner at our local, Boo Radley's, located at 1482 Dupont St. Show them your ticket to 'decade' and receive 10% off your food bill.


Aluna Theatre (View)
1 Wiltshire Avenue, Unit 124
Toronto, ON M6N 2V7


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

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


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