Six masked characters experience one country’s collapse into absurdity. An exploration of the human crisis that has befallen Venezuela. Elsewhere uses mask and storytelling to explore six lives affected by the Venezuelan crisis. In Elsewhere, a grandmother dips into memories of easier times, a beauty queen waits in line to feed her children, a police officer questions his alliance with the government, a homeless man pleads to god, a political prisoner waits for freedom, and a Venezuelan-Canadian watches from afar wondering what she can do to help.
Nominated for the Creativity Award, Honourable Mention for Best Production, and WINNER of the Segal Center for Performing Arts Most Promising English Language Company 2017.
Written and performed by: Joy Ross-Jones
Directed and dramaturged by: Cristina Cugliandro
Set and costume design by: Liv Wright
Lighting design by: Amber Hood
Sound design by: Martin Nishikawa
Mask Design by: Mathieu René
Stage Management by: Heather Ellen Strain
Movement coaching by: Leslie Baker
Mask coaching by: Myrna Wyatt Selkirk
Dramaturgy by: Emma Tibaldo
Mentorship by: Micheline Chevrier and Shauna Janssen
Poster design by: Marisa Velazquez-Rivas
This project is supported by: Playwrights Workshop Montréal, The Cole Foundation, The Rialto Theatre