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.
Every year, as part of their mandate, Ottawa emerging artist gallery Studio Sixty Six supports a local charity that is near and dear to their hearts with a fundraiser in the weeks leading up to the holidays.
Is it still funny when vicious and insulting tweets are leveled at those actively trying to champion feminist causes and awareness in their community?