Intangible Trappings

Intangible Trappings features DORA-winning performer Nicky Guadagni as a charming disembodied head and is directed by ted witzel, one of the Kevin Spacey Foundation’s 2016 Artists of Choice and Artist-in-Residence at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. The piece’s unique movement style, a signature of Lester Trips’ work, is cultivated by their collaboration with contemporary butoh-trained choreographer Denise Fujiwara (of World Stage hit EUNOIA) who acts as Movement Dramaturge for the piece.

A civilization balanced precariously inside a giant cyclone has collapsed and been flung across the planet. Dorothy wakes up in a heap of rubble to find everyone dead (including Aunt Em), everything unrecognizable, and her hands missing. She manages to locate some living prosthetics belonging to a disembodied talking head with a big plan, and sets off across the wasteland with the weight of the world on her shoulders.

A butoh-infused theatrical investigation into peri-apocalyptic responsibility.

Pia Bouman Theatre

Wednesday September 7th @ 8pm

Thursday September 8th @ 8pm

Friday September 9th @ 8pm

Saturday September 10th @ 8pm

Sunday September 11th @ 4pm

created by Lauren Gillis and Alaine Hutton

directed by ted witzel

movement dramaturgy by Denise Fujiwara

performed by Lauren Gillis, Nicky Guadagni, and Alaine Hutton

assistant directed by Julia Matias

set and costume design by Amanda Wong

set and costume associate design by Michelle Tracey

sound design by Wesley Mackenzie

lighting and video design by Remington North

stage and production management by Alexa Polenz

technical direction by Suzie Balogh

with the support of Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for The Arts

This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy

photo credit: Doug Hamilton


Intangible Trappings

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