Support Wah Wah Wah at Summerworks!

After four years of development  Wah Wah Wah (created and performed by Celia Jade Green and directed and dramaturged by Bilal Baig) will be premiering at the SummerWorks Performance Festival (August 8th-18th 2019)! Click here to check out our page on the SummerWorks website. 

This work first was born at the Paprika Festival here in Toronto, and was subsequently workshopped at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels, Belgium, and at the Stone Boat Farm Artist Retreat in Lanark County, Ontario. 

THE PLAY:

A gaze held too long, a dick pic in a DM, a hand behind the neck: Wah Wah Wah peels back the layers of violation. What happens if I love it and hate it at the same time? Did anything even happen? Am I remembering things correctly?

Through extreme physicality, tantrums, and pigs, a young queer woman grapples with the messiness of being violated.

THE GOAL:

We want to pay our artists fairly! 
We applied for grant funding but were not successful this time around. That's where we are hoping that you come in, specifically to help us cover our artist fees. 

We have raised $740 so far. To achieve our goal of $3,500, we need to raise $2760 through this GoFundMe page. All funds raised are going directly towards covering artists' fees. We are making it a priority to have an ASL interpreted performance during our run, so funds will be used to cover those costs as well. 

Any amount helps (truly!) and we would be so, so grateful. 

40006350_1561057243168372_r.jpegBilal (L) and Celia (R) living the farm life during last summer's residency at SBAR

THE ARTISTS:

Creator/Performer: Celia Jade Green 
Selected credits: Infinity Machine (Humber Theatre), Blood Wedding (Soulpepper Theatre), The Colour of the River Running Through Us (The McMichael Canadian Art Collection), The Railway Children (Mirvish Productions), the sun will always rise and fall from east to west (Nuit Blanche). Celia recently graduated with honours from Humber College's Theatre Performance program, and is artist-in-residence with Quote Unquote Collective, a feminist theatre company in Toronto. 

Director/Dramaturg: Bilal Baig
Directing: Eraser (RISER Project), Did You Miss Me? (Paprika Festival), The Trans Gemmes (Rhubarb Festival) Writing: Kitne Laloo Yahan Pey Hain as part of Welcome to My Underworld (RARE Theatre/Soulpepper), Acha Bacha (TPM/Buddies)

Lighting Designer: Echo Zhou
Selected Credits: Cake (Theatre Passes Muraille, Lighting Designer), Life Between Heaven and Earth (National Theatre of China, World Tour Lighting Coordinator), 1979 (Shaw Festival and GCTC, Assistant Set and Lighting Designer), How Black Mothers Say I Love You(Trey Anthony Production, Tour Lighting Coordinator).  Echo is an associate member of Associate Designers of Canada.

Sound Designer: Phoebe Wang
Phoebe is a multidisciplinary artist and sound designer. Her work has aired on shows including The Heart (Radiotopia), Nancy (WNYC), and Short Cuts (BBC Radio 4). Phoebe was a member of The Heart and senior producer of The Shadows (CBC). In 2018, she was named Best New Artist at the Third Coast International Audio Festival.

Stage Manager: Jenna Borsato
Selected Credits: Welcome to my Underworld; RARE Theatre Company, Her Inside Life by George F. Walker; Lowrise Productions, Crossing Borders and 291; Parodos Festival, Silenced; HERstory Counts, Heroes; Dance Ontario 2017, by James Kudelka

Vocal Coach: Fides Krucker 
Fides Krucker has sung, produced and created award-winning contemporary opera and interdisciplinary work in Canada and abroad for thirty-five years; she is a master voice teacher. 

Outside Eye: Amy Nostbakken 
Amy is co-artistic director of Quote Unquote Collective in Toronto. She has created and composed numerous productions including First Class (2009), The Big Smoke (2011) Ballad Of the Burning Star (2013), Bucket List (2016), QUC’s first production Mouthpiece (2015) and Now You See Her (2018).
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"Celia's exploration of sexual micro-aggressions is threaded through with confrontation of gender norms, examination of socially performative identity, and acts of accountability."
-Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

"[Celia and Bilal] are fierce and fearless, I have no doubt that together their collaboration will be provoking, genre pushing, and challenging" 
-Marie Beath Badian

"[Celia and Bilal have] something meaningful and urgent to say, and are doing everything in their power to say it artfully with strength, precision, and passion."
-Amy Nostbakken
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Donations

  • Jake Runeckles 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Stewart Legere 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • sunny drake 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Rayna Masterton 
    • $20 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 12 mos
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Organizer

Celia Green 
Organizer
Toronto, ON
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