The Ghomeshi Effect interweaves verbatim text pulled from interviews conducted with residents of Ottawa and beyond.
Apt613 contributor Jessica Ruano is joined by a member of the local theatre community, Arden Usin. They share their thoughts on some of the shows seen recently at the Canada Scene Festival (running June 15 to July 23).
The play is created and directed by Jessica Ruano. It has nothing to do with Ghomeshi’s trial or case, but rather with the aftermath and with the influx of individuals sharing their stories about rape and how the justice system has utterly failed them.
As an artist interested in these questions, when I saw Jessica Ruano’s first posts about The Ghomeshi Effect I felt relieved: I wasn’t the only one thinking about this and trying to make something of it.
This week on the show, we talk to creator/director Jessica Ruano and actor Leah Archambault from The Ghomeshi Effect, a new verbatim dance-theatre piece premiering January 19th at The Gladstone Theatre.
Is it still funny when vicious and insulting tweets are leveled at those actively trying to champion feminist causes and awareness in their community?
By Jessica Ruano 60 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Cabaret | Mature What I gathered from this play based mainly on the title: when we watch the news, we’re confronted by human tragedy, and also by cheery announcements about how sunny it is going to be this week. This can be jarring. So can a pop […]