Italian Mime Suicide
PLAYING IN MONTREAL NOVEMBER 9-12, 2021
COMING TO TORONTO SPRING 2022
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