The Ghomeshi Effect
The Ghomeshi Effect interweaves verbatim text pulled from interviews conducted with residents of Ottawa and beyond.
The return of winter’s frigid weather is sure to have everyone wanting to stay indoors, but the weekend has plenty of awesome things you’ll sure be sad to have missed, if you are unwilling to brave the outdoors. Don’t believe us? Here’s proof! All Weekend Megaphono kicked off yesterday, for their third great year. There […]
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?