UNO Fest Double Bill: Jezebel + Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers

07:30 pm - 16 May 2018

@ Metro Studio Theatre

1411 Quadra Street
Victoria BC  V8W 2L2



DOUBLE BILL at UNO Fest
Jezebel, at the Still Point
Created and performed by Ainsley Hillyard
and
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers
Created and performed by Makambe kKSimamba

Jezebel, at the Still Point
Obsessed with traveling to the past, an astronaut and her French Bulldog, Jezebel, explore the universe trying to unravel the mysteries behind time travel. From distant galaxies full of non- verbal life forms, all the way to Portland, Oregon, the astronaut is desperately searching to crack the code. A tale of adventure, heroism, mortality and love, it is a modern-day Turner and Hooch… meets Space Jam… meets Einstein’s theory of relativity. An interweaving of text, movement and a literally untrained French Bulldog – each show is a new adventure.


Note: Allergy warning, real-life French Bulldog on stage

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers
February 26, 2012, Florida. A 17-year-old black boy wearing a hoodie leaves a 7/11 carrying a bag of Skittles and an iced tea. He never makes it home. Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers invites us to enter the world of an infamous teen, relive his last moments, and face the intricacy of his dance into the afterlife.

A post-show discussion will follow this performance.

Wednesday May 16, 7:30pm*
Thursday May 17, 7:00pm
Metro Studio - 1411 Quadra Street
Tickets $20

*CHEAP THRILLS - Try something new. See more. Take a risk. Bring an UNO first-timer. All shows marked * are Pay-What-You-Can for tickets at the door. Advance tickets are regular price.

About the artist:
Ainsley Hillyard is an Edmonton-based choreographer, performer and educator who works in contemporary dance and theatre. She is a vegan, animal lover and proud puppy mom. Bumble Bear Productions was created to showcase the collaborative work between Ainsley and Jezebel, her French bulldog. Although Jezebel has not been formally trained at any academy she is self taught in the art of being housebroken and she possesses a high degree of emotional intelligence. With help from her artistic collaborator Ainsley Hillyard, she has mastered ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ for short periods of time, but mostly leans on her extremely sweet demeanor, sassy side sit and snorts to captivate an audience while onstage.

Credits:
Created and performed by Ainsley Hillyard & Jezebel
Project Consultant: Denise Clarke
Director: Beth Dart
Lighting Design: Beth Dart
Sound Designer: Beth Dart

Jezebel, at the Still Point is generously supported by the Edmonton Arts Council.

About the artists:
Makambe Simamba is a Zambian theatre artist based in Calgary. She is a nationally recognized playwright and was a member of the 2017 Banff Playwright’s Colony. She is currently a member of the Alberta Theatre Projects Playwright’s Unit and just completed a rock.paper.sistahz residency at b current theatre in Toronto with Our Fathers… Select acting credits include Bea (Sage Theatre, Betty Mitchell Award Nomination for Outstanding Actress), SIA (Pyretic Productions), and Medea (Chromatic Theatre). Makambe first performed at UNO in A Chitenge Story in 2016. Her intention is to be of service to humanity through storytelling.

Audrey Dwyer has over twenty years of experience in Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Teaching and Mentorship. She directed The Apology (Dora Nomination). She was the Associate Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre and was the Artistic Director of Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre. Audrey wrote and directed Calpurnia (Nightwood Theatre/Sulong Theatre), which will be published in 2019. She is a Cayle Chernin Award winner and a multiple Dora Award winner.
She graduated from The National Theatre School.

Credits:
Created and performed by Makambe K Simamba
Directed by Audrey Dwyer

This work was has been supported by the rock.paper.sistahz residency at b current performing arts and by Alberta Theatre Projects.

Intrepid Theatre respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the traditional and unceded territories, of the Lekwungen People, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

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