Italian Mime Suicide

July 2020

The 3 time Dora nominated Italian Mime Suicide returns in a full scale production!

Based loosely on the true story of an Italian mime who jumped off a building claiming no one appreciated his art, Italian Mime Suicide is a (mostly) silent play about Mime. 

 

Using a lyrical, physical, comedic style - imagine Robert Wilson meets Cirque du Soleil -  and a visual aesthetic indebted to Picasso’s paintings and the kitsch iconography of world-weary mimes, clowns, and acrobats, Italian Mime Suicide is a poetic, philosophical meditation on themes of mental health, dignity in failure, and the usefulness of art in troubled times. 

Originally presented as a work-in-progress in 2016, this full scale version Italian Mime Suicide features live original music by the band Zuze and a series of curated opening acts from Toronto's most exciting emerging physical theatre artists. 

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Directed by ADAM PAOLOZZA

Created by THE COMPANY

Associate Director & Dramaturge KARI PEDERSON

Set & Projection Design by ANAHITA DEHBONEHIE

Lighting Design by ANDRE DU TOIT

Costume Design by ALLIE MARSHALL

Original Music and Arrangements by ARIF MIRABDOLBAGHI, BRUCE MACKINNON, JUSTIN RUPPEL.

Performed by ROB FEETHAM, MIRANDA CALDERON & ADAM PAOLOZZA

Stage Managed by DYLAN TATE-HOWARTH

Originally performed with VIKTOR LUKAWSKI and with participation in development by by DANIELE BARTOLINI and based on an original design by LORENZO SAVOINI