By Meghan gardiner, Director Renée Iaci
MAY 20 – 24, 2013 AT CBC STUDIO 700
* Talkback after every performance
Ever woken up beside a stranger? What if it was planned that way? shameless hussy presents the acclaimed one-woman, 14 character, theatrical tour de force DISSOLVE by Meghan Gardiner. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, DISSOLVE confronts the topic of drink spiking and drug facilitated sexual assault. Responding to interest from schools and educators, this play has been touring to colleges, universities and high schools throughout North America. DISSOLVE stars Jessie Richardson award winning actress, Emmelia Gordon.
The play follows a young girl on a night out and the people she encounters, with the actress morphing fluidly between a flurry of 14 characters, both comedic and compelling. Designed to provoke thought and dialogue about sexual consent, DISSOLVE challenges us to change our beliefs and behaviour surrounding alcohol, drugs and sexual assault. DISSOLVE proposes to transform potential bystanders into ‘upstanders.’
"Spot-on satire… the characters funny and recognizable … a rewarding show." Vancouver Sun
"In 25 as an educator I've never seen a more powerful presentation. There’s a tremendous need for this in schools today." - Jay Prepchuk, Counseling Head, Handsworth Secondary
Director Renee Iaci leads the creative team including our Artistic Associates Lana Krause (Costume Design), and Stephen Bulat (Sound Design), with Matthew Norman (Scenography), Stephen Heatley (Directorial Mentor), and Yeon Kyeom Kim (Stage Manager). With a mandate of "telling provocative stories about women to inspire the hand that rocks the cradle to rock the world" shameless hussy puts herstory to the forefront. We bring work that provokes a deeper understanding of women's past, present and potential, onto stages across Canada and the US. www.shamelesshussy.com
DISSOLVE is available for touring, it's a wake-up call that you need to consider bringing to your school or local theatre. The play is suitable for adult and young adults alike. It is especially relevant for youth of an age to enjoy the freedom and independence that comes with socializing with friends and classmates.
Show: 45 minutes + talk back follows each performance. Study guide available.
DISSOLVE, May 20 – 24, 2013 at CBC STUDIO 700,
700 Hamilton, Vancouver, BC
Preview 2 for1 Mon. May 20 @ 8pm, Tue. May 21 @ 10am & 1pm (no evening show), Wed. May 22 - Fri. May 24 @ 1pm & 8pm | $15 Adult, $10 Student, Student Group Discount 20+, Buy The House, seats 150: $675 Schools, Other $1,900 | Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/345808 | Group Bookings: 604.805.4775 | Media Contact: Deb Pickman 604.319.7656 email@example.com
Tour Bookings Call Renee Iaci: 604.805.4775
Photo Credit: Pink Monkey Studios
shameless hussy productions
5117 Walden Street, Vancouver, BC V5W 2V6 | ph: 604.805.4775
email: renee @ shamelesshussy.com
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia