A staged reading by Marina Mair-Sánchez
Approximate Runtime: 45 minutes with an optional 20-minute talkback
Location: South Side Memorial Chapel
What would you say, what would you ask, if you were able to reunite with all of those you’ve lost? The Funeral is a bilingual, multidisciplinary staged reading which celebrates life, and the memories and stories we all have to tell. It is an exploration of what it means to be away from those you love, and how people stay together against unimaginable odds kilometres away from everything they know.
This 45-minute stage reading will invite audiences to enter the world of an unconventional funeral, where the deceased are present to share — to the best of their abilities — their stories, while encouraging audience members to share their own. Because it doesn’t matter how different our paths look, our final destination is the same, and we all have stories that are worth sharing and that are worth celebrating.
This stage reading will be followed by a talkback, where audience members will be able to have a structured conversation with the writer.
This will be a seated, indoor, distanced reading with approximately 20 people present including the show’s company. All participants must be masked throughout the event, no exceptions.
Written and created by Marina Mair-Sánchez
Choreography by Deviani Andrea
Sound Design by pseudo-antigone
Performed by Tatiana Duque and Andrés Moreno.
Special thanks to Aaron Harrity and Trent Crosby.
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