Now in its sixth year, Art with Attitude 2006 will feature original work in a wide range of media — music, dance, spoken word, ensemble performance and film. Each performance is woven around the theme of “Boundaries and Belonging”, exploring questions about who is in, who is out and what it means to be either, neither or both.
Highlighting this year’s program are several collaborative creations:
• Toronto artists Mark Brose, Leesa Levenson, and Spirit Synott with artists from one of North America´s foremost professional Aboriginal theatre companies, De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre Group, from Manitoulin Island.
• Our Art with Attitude emcee will be Toronto singer, songwriter and performer, Jane Field. Well known for her humorous and satirical songs about disability and lesbian/gay experience, Field describes herself as “straddling the border of two cultural identities” — find out more as the evening unfolds!
• Also featured in this year’s program is “Three Men Being”, performed by returning Art with Attitude favourites Alan Shain, Kazumi Tsuruoka and Frank Hull.
• “The Morning After”, a panel discussion with the Art with Attitude artists, is scheduled for Saturday, July 8.
• Also on July 8, the Ryerson-RBC Institute For Disability Studies will be presenting a special screening of the 2005 NFB documentary, “This Beggar’s Description”, profiling Montréal poet Philip Tetrault’s life, art, and experience with schizophrenia. Pierre Tetreau, the filmmaker, will be on hand for discussion after the film.
Captioning services for persons with hearing impairments will be provided for all of these events.
Art with Attitude also includes American Sign Language Interpretation.
Art with Attitude: Friday, July 7 — 7 P.M. Morning After (Meet the Artists) Saturday, July 8 — 10:30 A.M. This Beggar’s Description Saturday, July 8, 2:00 P.M.
Where: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street
Admission for Art with Attitude is pay-what-you-can, but space is limited.
Tickets can be reserved through Buddies box office: 416-975-8555.
Admission for “Morning After” and “This Beggar’s Description” is free.