The Sunday edition of Spotlight On… features none other than Mi Casa Theatre’s
Emily will tell us a couple of real-deal stories from the comfort of the “monologist lounge” and then Crush will take those stories and tell brand new ones, inspired by the themes, characters or actions of those true-life monologues.
Emily works across disciplines as a performer, writer, director and dramaturg. Her award winning solo shows Swimming Lessons with Paisley Kite, Radio Collar and Free Range have toured across the country on the Canadian Fringe circuit. She has produced art festivals, created radio documentaries for CBC, and hooked up a golden bicycle to an amplifier so that when you pedal, it plays stories about cycling. In new performance creation her experience includes work as director and/or dramaturg with playwrights Patrick Gauthier, Marianne Miller, Diane Forrest, award-winning poet Lisa Pasold, and dance, film and sound artists. She thinks a lot about sustainable transportation, food politics, art as gift and common sense as a cultural system.
Emily holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Performance Creation from Simon Fraser University. She has studied with One Yellow Rabbit in Calgary (performance creation), Karen Hines in Toronto (Bouffon), and at Concordia University (Theatre and Religious Studies).
Make sure you see Emily at the 2011 Fringe performing in:
Live From the Belly of a Whale
…the story of a girl hiding from danger in an oversized armoire, waiting for her brother to return from the outside world. Live from the Belly of a Whale – an epic of cetacean proportions – soaks janky cabaret music in seawater and punches fishhooks through darkly whimsical texts, creating a place where history and imagination get confused. Featuring text by Emily Pearlman, songs by Nicolas Di Gaetano, Lights by Guillaume Houët, Set by John Doucet, Stage Management by Anna Chambers and Directed by Patrick Gauthier.
LIVE FROM THE BELLY OF A WHALE
by Emily Pearlman
80 mins | Magic Realism with Music | PG
From the creators of Countries Shaped Like Stars. A girl hides from danger in an oversized armoire, waiting for her twin brother to return from a destroyed outside world. This epic of cetacean proportions soaks janky cabaret music in seawater and punches fish hooks through poetic texts, creating a place where history and imagination get confused.