What Happened to You? Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Produced & Presented by The Disability Collective
What Happened to You? is a new, heart-warming piece of puppet theatre for children and their families. Created semi-autobiographically, puppet designer Nikki Charlesworth challenges the fundamental laws of traditional puppetry by making puppets that reflect her own disability, and moves as she moves. What Happened to You? also features creative use of Audio Description, embedded into the original score, and integrated American Sign Language by a Deaf actor, which introduces children to enhanced access. Originally performed in the UK, The Disability Collective is thrilled to be bringing this show to Toronto this summer.
Show Dates and Times:
Saturday August 20 & Sunday August 21 @ 2:00 PM
Tickets are pay-what-you-can-afford.
Please Note: Patrons purchasing tickets at a higher price point can do so with the understanding that their ticket price is helping to subsidize the lower ticket prices, and in doing so, are making this show more accessible for others.
The running time is 45 minutes.
Ticket holders are invited to join us before the show at 12:30 PM for a complimentary puppet-making workshop with What Happened to You?'s director and designer, Nikki Charlesworth! During this 45 minute workshop, you will learn about basic puppetry and create your own puppet using found materials - you can bring your own from home! Plus, meet the cast and puppets from What Happened to You? up close! Space is limited so please register by clicking here or by calling the box office at 416-531-1827.
There are accessible seats and spaces reserved in the front row, which is on the entrance level. If you require an accessible seat, please let the box office know upon arrival at the theatre. Complimentary tickets are available for support persons by calling the box office at 416-531-1827.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Directed and Designed by: Nikki Charlesworth
Performers: Nikki Charlesworth, Bryony McCombie Smith, Robyn Olivia and Hearns Sebuado
Company Stage Manager: Elizah Jackson
Design Team: Nikki Charlesworth (lead), Tony Mason (puppets - mechanical lead), Bryony Mccombie Smith (associate)
Composer and Sound Designer: Oliver Vibrans
Puppetry Consultant: Sean Myatt
Puppetry Dramaturgical Support: Laura Guthrie
BSL Consultant: DL Williams
BSL Dramaturgical Support: Becky Barry
Audio Describer (Aidy): Jane Ensell
Audio Description Consultant: Chloe Clarke
30 Bridgman Avenue
Toronto ON M5R 1X3
This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.