Italian Mime Suicide // Three Red Days

Italian Mime Suicide//Three Red Days (IMS//3RD) – A new double-bill from Bad New Days developing our vision of a contemporary poetic theatre of gesture.

A mime jumps off a building in Rome claiming no one appreciates his art. After an absurd interrogation, Russian composer Shostakovich spends three anxious days in his cramped Moscow apartment awaiting imminent arrest.

Based on two laconic anecdotes from the life and death of two very different artists, Italian Mime Suicide//Three Red Days is an experiment in storytelling using music, gesture, and image to express that which exists outside of the spoken word. It is conceived as a double bill where two poetic pieces resonate against each other in a lyrical, philosophical meditation on the relationship between art and politics, the comic and the tragic and between profundity and laughter.

Directed by Adam Paolozza
Created by The Company


Featuring: Miranda Calderon, Rob Feetham, Viktor Lukawski*, and Adam Paolozza
Live Music & Arrangements for IMS by Arif Mirbaghi, Bruce Mackinnon, and Justin Ruppel
Set & Projection Design by Anahita Dehbonehie (based on an original design by Lorenzo Savoini)
Costume Design by Allie Marshall
Sound Design for 3RD by Samuel Sholdice
Lighting Design by Andre Du Toit
Stage Management by Dylan Tate-Howarth
Associate Director/Dramaturge: Kari Pederson
Producer/Publicist: Karen Knox
Production Manager: Deborah Lim
3D Poster Photo by Omar David Rivero