What Dream It Was
Co-produced by Ahuri Theatre and The Bottom’s Dream Collective
Presented in Partnership with the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
The Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave,
February 16-19, 2017
What Dream it Was is an interactive theatrical playground inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is an immersive installation created and facilitated by artists with mixed abilities. In the bleak of winter, we invite community members into a warm space to participate in a number of artistic activities including music, visual art, live performance and sensory experiences. It is a relaxed environment where visitors can engage at their own pace, according to their own interests and abilities. It’s a world where inclusion, respect and kindness are the rule rather than the exception. It’s a world where magic can happen.
This relaxed experience lasts approximately 60 minutes, but visitors are free to come and go as they wish. It is suitable for all ages and abilities. The Miles Nadal JCC is TTC accessible and includes accessible washrooms and spaces.There will be ASL interpretation and attendant care available for visitors (if you require these, please call 416-419-0516). All youth 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
As part of our commitment to making this work accessible, admission to the installation is by donation at the door. However, for those who feel they can afford to pay, we are offering a limited number of prepaid tickets ($25 general, $15 youth) that allows the purchaser to jump to the front of the line.
PUBLIC SHOWING DATES:
Friday, February 17 (Special PA Day Student shows.)
Saturday, February 18:
Sunday, February 19
STUDENT MATINEE DATES:
Thursday, February 16:
10:00am – SOLD OUT
1:00pm – SOLD OUT
Set, Costume, Prop & Projection Design by Sean Frey, Sonja Rainey & Amy Siegal
Music & Composition by Lisa Bozikovic & Chris Thornborrow
Facilitation by Sarah Miller & Ken Harrower
Community Collaborators: Abdullah Alcozai, James Brown, Lindsey Chalmers, Julian Escallon, Lita Green, Daniel Kennedy, Tamarah Paruk, Avi Roth, Maya Rubin, Jeremiah Shell, Geoffrey Sherwood, Christopher Tavares, Max Tepper, Kerr Wattie, Kathleen Woo, Nathaniel Wynberg
And contributions from Skye Gross, Jan McKie, Karin Farkashidy Chloe, Tyler, Ben, Markus, Tony, Liz Rucker, Kiersten Tough, Helen Kotsonis, John Spence, Ken Harrower, Leah Houston, Noah Keneally, members of Variety Village’s Milestones Program, ARTS4ALL, Making Room and many more.
What Dream it Was has been developed, in part, through the Collaborations, an initiative of Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre and supported financially by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts
We acknowledge and thank all the community supporters including the Theatre Centre, Jumblies Theatre, Communication Disabilities Access Canada, Variety Village, Evergreen Brickworks, Triluma Living Collaborative, Bridgepoint Health Centre, ARTS4ALL, MABELLEarts and Making Room.