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DAUGHTER The Controversial SummerWorks Hit
November 7, 2017 - November 19, 2017$30
Returns for a Limited Run at The Theatre Centre
November 7-19, 2017
Co-produced by The Theatre Centre and QuipTake with Pandemic Theatre
“Boys will be boys.”
DAUGHTER, the most talked about show of the 2016 SummerWorks Performance Festival, will have its mainstage premiere at The Theatre Centre, November 7-19, 2017. This provocative one-man show about toxic masculinity is written and performed by Canada’s Bouffon King, Adam Lazarus, co-created with Ann-Marie Kerr, Melissa D’Agostino and Jiv Parasram.
A darkly satirical piece, a man must confront his new identity as a father and a patriarch while struggling with how to operate in today’s world. DAUGHTER interrogates questions of culpability and complicity by examining the subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways misogyny is condoned and encouraged in society.
A disturbing, and hysterical, thought disrupter, DAUGHTER plays in the liminal space between autobiography and fiction, exposing the hypocrisies and complexities of the human experience.
Adam Lazarus is an award-winning actor, director and acting instructor whose work has been showcased nationally, in the USA and Europe. Hailed as “Toronto’s favourite nasty clown” (Toronto Star), Adam’s collaborators are varied and vast as he brings a dark and comic sensibility to all of his work. With his company QuipTake, Adam co-created Bleed, The Art of Building a Bunker and Daughter. A graduate of, and former apprentice to, master teacher Philippe Gaulier, Adam was the artistic director of the Toronto Festival of Clowns for 10 years. In the fall of 2016, he launched PlayOn Theatre, a new theatre school with a focus on creation and performance.
Ann-Marie Kerr (director/co-creator) is an award-winning theatre director, actor and teacher currently working in residence at The Theatre Centre with Hannah Moscovitch and Maev Beaty. Her work, which has been presented nationally and internationally, includes recent directing credits: I, Claudia (Neptune Theatre); The Circle (Alberta Theatre Projects); Cathy Jones solo show Stranger to Hard Work (National tour); Cliff Cardinal’s The Anderson’s (National Theatre School and in development at Soulpepper). A graduate of L’École internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and York University in Toronto, Ann-Marie is the former Artistic Associate of Magnetic North Theatre Festival.