Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre presents:
Ghost: Return to Mourning
part of the Provocation Series at Sage Theatre’s 2019 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists
If you were presented with an opportunity to write a letter to death, what would you say?
Ghost: Return to Mourning is an experimental exploration of death, balancing autobiographical sentiment with external pressures regarding the healing that often needs to takes place. It encourages viewers to ruminate on past memories and divulge hidden truths to help us face darkness within ourselves when it comes to overcoming inauthenticity and accessing vulnerability. This vulnerability is achieved through challenging the shame we are taught to cultivate as a means of healing in an effort to honour the difficult and often conflicting emotions of losing our loved ones.
Ghost incorporates aspects of lyrical storytelling, using multiple mediums such as poetry, spoken word and music. Death is a relentless part of life that unites people cross-culturally. This play assesses this cross-cultural phenomenon and reveals it as a tool used to separate us from relating to others. Ghost takes the audience on a journey of self-reflection in pursuit of coming to terms with loss, grief, and healing.
Please be advised: death, alcoholism, abuse, and reference to suicide are themes in this piece. This piece represents one person’s thoughts and opinions, and does not represent the thoughts and opinions of an entire people. Please be aware that Patrick Swayze’s ghost will not make an appearance, though the title is strikingly similar to the 1990 movie, Ghost, starring Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, and the late P Swayze (RIP).
- Deedra Salange Ladouceur – Creator and Performer
- Marshall Vielle (Natay’ao’tako) – Director and Choreographer
- Nicolas (Nick) Bohle – Musical Director
- Kai Hall – Stage Manager and Visual Artist
For more information, call 403.710.0093 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.