Presented and Curated by Why Not Theatre
Performed in Portuguese with English subtitles
Directed and performed by: Enrique Diaz
Written by: Daniel MacIvor
Translation: Barbara Duvivier and Enrique Diaz
February 12-14, 2015
Running time: 85 minsBrazilian actor and director Enrique Diaz performs in a critically acclaimed adaptation of Daniel MacIvor’s Monster. Presenting this classic Canadian play in Portuguese introduces it to a new community in Toronto.
Diaz transforms himself into a series of MacIvor’s characters, from a young boy who tells the story of the neighbour who hacked up his father in the basement, to quarrelling lovers, to a filmmaker who never completed his epic film. The characters are separate yet eerily related.
Cine Monstro is presented by Why Not Theatre in association with Progress. It is made possible through the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Progress is a new international festival of performance and ideas produced by the SummerWorks Performance Festival in partnership with The Theatre Centre. Progress offers world class performance at accessible prices. In curatorial collaboration with Toronto’s leading performance-based companies, Progress presents global dialogues driven by local voices. The inaugural Progress is curated by SummerWorks, The Theatre Centre, Why Not Theatre, Volcano Theatre, Videofag, FADO Performance Art Centre, Dancemakers, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre.
About Why Not Theatre
Founded in 2007, Why Not Theatre is a Toronto-based theatre company with an international scope. Under the Artistic Direction of Ravi Jain, Why Not has established a reputation as a company synonymous with inventive, experimental, cross-cultural collaborations resulting in shows featuring new Canadian writing, company-devised and site specific shows alongside revitalized interpretations of classics. Over the last 7 years we have developed over 12 productions, touring to 20 different cities on 4 continents. In recent years, the company has also become known for its presentation of international productions and workshops from diverse cultures and artistic practices, along with support for the development of local emerging artists and companies.
SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival. Widely recognized as one of the most important agencies for enabling new Canadian artists in the country, SummerWorks annually features over 60 performance projects during its 11-day Festival in August. In 2015, SummerWorks celebrates its 25th Anniversary and also inaugurates Progress, an international festival of performance and ideas.
About The Theatre Centre
The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator that serves as a research and development hub for the cultural sector. We provide artists with infrastructure and resources to make their art – from idea to production. The Theatre Centre is committed to new work and new ways of working. We are a public space, open and accessible to the people of our community, where citizens can imagine, debate, celebrate, protest, unite and be responsible for inventing the future.