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A look into a shimmering world of forgotten and brilliant things with the help of paper, plastic, foil, and a microphone.

Newfoundland-based artist Lois Brown shares a look into memory and dementia, value and worthlessness, and the rational and the magical. I AM A GENIUS… is an improvised sonic choreography of things, composed by Montreal-based James O’Callaghan and infused with Brown’s off-beat humour, her mis-use of objects, and her genuine playfulness with the audience.

“Brown’s wry text and visual metaphors offer a searingly fresh way of looking at the world.” – Robert Chafe

The listed run times includes a 15 minute Q&A after each show.

Part of the SummerWorks Lab programming – a place for exploration, experimentation, and process. In the Lab, you can experience new works in development from artists exploring new possibilities in performance.

NAX Created by Lois Brown; Composition by James O’Callaghan; Performed by Lois Brown and James O'Callaghan; Stage managed by Emily Austin; Lighting Design and operation by Phil Winters; Projection Design by Pat Dempsey; Dramaturgy by Thea Patterson and Emma Tibaldo; Additional dramaturgical contribution by Andrea Cooper; Administration by Marlene Cahill

Support to the creation by Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal, Pony Locale, The Canada Council for the Arts, Arts NL, Neighbourhood Dance Works, the Arts and Culture Centre St. John’s, Lisa Porter, Ann Connors, Tedd Robinson, Kenneth J. Harvey and the City of St. John's.

photo by Kenneth J Harvey

Longboat Hall at The Great Hall
103 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, Ontario

Monday August 12th 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday August 13th 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Thursday August 15th 5:00pm - 6:15pm

Ticket Price: $15 / $25 / $35

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WarningsAudience participation and loud noises