The Red Horse is Leaving

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Erika Batdorf creates a portrait of her mother, Thaya Whitten, a painter who toured Canada in the 60’s doing controversial performance art. Through the use of biosensors, this interactive theatrical two-hander explores the meeting point of madness and creativity.

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.


Moleman Productions Written by Erika Batdorf; Directed by Kate Digby and Erika Batdorf; Choreographed by Kate Digby; Performed by Erika Batdorf and Zoe Sweet; Dramaturged by: Iris Turcott; Digital technology and Sound by Mark-David Hosale; Costume Designed by Mark-David Hosale and Sylvia Defend; Music Composed by J. Rigzin Tute; Digital technology collaborator by Omar Khan; Digital technology assistant Filiz Eryilmaz; Stage Managed by Anastasiya Popova, Costume Design Assistant Joyce Padua; Original Production Directed by Todd Hammond. Biosensors by BIOPAC; Biosensor Technology by Alan Macy; Produced by Moleman Productions

photo by Myriam Rafla

Toronto Media Arts Centre - Main Gallery
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, ON

Thursday August 9th 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday August 13th 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday August 15th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Pay What You Decide: $15, $25, $35

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Latecomer Policy Latecomers permitted up until 10 minutes after the start of the event.WarningsAudience participation, smoking herbal cigarettes