University of Waterloo Drama's second annual festival of short theatre works
Sh*t In Your Ear Productions took a multi-faceted approach to understanding Bipolar Disorder. Our company's collaborative approach to inter-media theatre was inspired by real events in the lives of real people. We explored how mental illness is rooted in everyday 'normal' behaviour. Our performance was about demanding that questions be asked about meaningful issues.
The story of a young woman, trapped in her position in life, who discovered the desire to go out on her own. Her family and friends became obstacles to her goals and Kate must ultimately decide whether or not her new path is where she belongs. It's a romantic comedy that brought out the inner cynic and the hopeless romantic in everyone.
"Left the Office"
An exploration of the everyday, with Ed as our leading perspective. Ed was simply a complex man with many questions, many ideas and, much like everyone else, little proof of reality's actual truth. Ed found himself in the company of two other men, whom which he does not hesitate to speak with. For, what else is there to do whilst waiting?
"Lust in Translation"
An edgy show about what happened when guys meet girls. It explored the lust, love, and obsessions involved in all relationships. Many of the characters go through obsessions to try to impress the opposite sex. It contrasted guys and girls, and explored the mis-concepts of both genders.
"On The Side"
"On The Side" explored human relationships. It showed the secrecy, intimacy, and consequences that come along with affairs.
Starfall was about the uncertainty of things.
We can't tell the future. We can't measure impact. A man forgets to call. He takes a job, works long hours. He drinks. Where will it take him? He doesn't know. No one does.
A butterfly flapped its wings, and the world could end.
Bonnie was alone, and uncertain. She didn't know where she was going. She didn't recognize the man she married. Her husband, Jack, worked and drank. Forgot to call. And he spiraled off into the future. Uncertain.
Bonnie decided to change her course. She called a stranger, Sam. Asked him for help. Asked him to help her impact her life. To make it different.
And in the still, cold night, a butterfly flapped its wings.
"The Secret Lives of Sexy Women"
A contradictory look at the typical "woman as pure" perspective, and a look at what the modern dating world can be like for people in their twenties.
"Twenty-Three was a rock opera extravaganza about maturing; about discovery; about sex. It was a handbook for young adults who question their direction. It was a script for actors who can't find their roles. It was like RENT, without the AIDS. Make sure to bring a change of panties, because you will get wet."