TINY BEAR JAWS’
WORKSHOP PRESENTATION OF
”THE WORST THING I COULD BE (IS HAPPY)”
The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy) is an interdisciplinary devised creation about the ways in which happiness “[keeps] its place as a wish by its failure to be given” (Sarah Ahmed, The Promise of Happiness). Home videos, memes, social media, and smart neighborhoods collide in this ever-evolving piece about grief, queerness, capitalism, jouissance, and the internet.
Developed as part of Theatre Junction Grand’s TJ Lab Residency Program (November 2017) and the Buddies in Bad Times’ Rhubarb Festival (February 2018), this roughly 75-minute presentation follows a month-long development period at the Diving Bell Social Club in Montreal (April 2019).
You are invited to join us after the piece and share your thoughts.
WHERE: The Diving Bell Social Club // 3956 Saint Laurent (3rd Floor). Regrettably, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27, 2019 (7:30PM Nightly)
HOW MUCH: Pay-What-You-Can (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Our venue has limited capacity. If you would like to reserve your spot now, please reply to this e-mail and specify the evening you would like to attend. Please arrive by at least 7:20PM, otherwise your reserved spot will be released for others.
Co-created by ELENA ELI BELYEA, IRA DORÉ, TORI MORRISON, and PHILIP NOZUKA
Directed by TANYA RINTOUL
Costumes and Prop Design by ALISON YANOTA
Stage Management and Technical Support by REBECCA DUROCHER
Dramaturgy by TANYA RINTOUL, REBECCA DUROCHER, ALISON YANOTA, MEL HAGUE, and LAUREL GREEN
Script assembly by ELENA ELI BELYEA
Video and Sound Design by TORI MORRISON and PHILIP NOZUKA
Choreography by IRA DORÉ
Poster design by ALISON YANOTA
Archival photo by DAHLIA KATZ