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By (author): Daniel MacIvor

Fast Walker. Red Crocs. The Regurgitator. These are a few of the nicknames Daniel assigns to the other meditators during a ten-day silent retreat in Montebello, Quebec. Participants are not supposed to talk to anyone, not supposed to look anyone in the eye, and not supposed to gesture or communicate in any way. Recently diagnosed with a disease deemed terminal, and faced with this unusual situation, Daniel becomes acutely aware of the need for community and human interaction. In this funny, poignant, and insightful solo play, Brooks invites us to eavesdrop on the anxieties, joys, obsessions, and fantasies that lurk in the corners of our minds, while bearing witness to our shared need to be heard and understood.

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Daniel MacIvor

Daniel Brooks is one of Canada’s most accomplished theatre makers. As a writer, director, and performer, he has collaborated with some of the country’s finest talents in producing a body of daring and original work. He has created shows with Don McKellar, Tracy Wright, Daniel MacIvor, Guillermo Verdecchia, John Mighton, and Michael Ondaatje, among others. His many achievements include a series of monologues created with Daniel MacIvor, direction of work by John Mighton, Beckett, Chekhov, Ibsen, Sophocles, Borges, and Goethe, and the musical The Drowsy Chaperone.His published work includes Insomnia, The Noam Chomsky Lectures, The Eco Show, The Good Life, Bigger Than Jesus, and The Full Light of Day. He was co-artistic director of the Augusta Company, artistic director of Necessary Angel from 2003 to 2012. He was also a playwright-in-residence at the Tarragon Theatre for seven years and the Barker Fairley Distinguished Visitor at the University of Toronto. His many theatre awards include the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Daniel’s work has toured across Canada and around the world.


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“The list of works with which Brooks has been connected reads like a guide to some of the best productions of the past twenty years.” –The Walrus


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Fast Walker. Red Crocs. The Regurgitator. These are a few of the nicknames Daniel assigns to the other meditators during a ten-day silent retreat in Montebello, Quebec. Participants are not supposed to talk to anyone, not supposed to look anyone in the eye, and not supposed to gesture or communicate in any way. Recently diagnosed with a disease deemed terminal, and faced with this unusual situation, Daniel becomes acutely aware of the need for community and human interaction. In this funny, poignant, and insightful solo play, Brooks invites us to eavesdrop on the anxieties, joys, obsessions, and fantasies that lurk in the corners of our minds, while bearing witness to our shared need to be heard and understood.

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Dimensions:

48 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

October 15, 2022

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781990737169

Book Subjects:

DRAMA / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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