The Dialysis Project // May 25 @ 7PM, May 26 @ 4PM // FREE
New work in development in the Buddies Residency Program.
Newfoundland theatre artist Leah Lewis brings her portable dialysis machine to the stage for a unique performance that navigates themes of disability, illness and resilience via the live ‘performance’ of a dialysis procedure.
While her machine cleans her blood, Leah takes us on a journey that travels far from the confines of her treatment chair, weaving visceral visuals with a riveting personal narrative.
Writer/Performer Leah Lewis
Director Evalyn Parry
Dramaturge Robert Chafe
Video Artist Elysha Poirier
Stage Management Diana Daly
Note: This performance entails a real medical procedure performed on stage – this includes needles and blood.
This project has been made possible with funding from Newfoundland’s RCAT, Canada Council for the Arts Cultivate Fund, ArtsNL, The Collaborations (National Arts Centre), and Buddies in Bad Times Residency program.
This showing is part of our spring residency intensive, made possible by the support of The Paul Butler & Chris Black Foundation at the Toronto Foundation, and our Residency Program Sponsor BMO Financial Group.
Showings on May 25 at 7pm and May 26 at 4pm. Free.