Told through live video, puppetry, and clown, Grumms’ semi-autobiographical solo show Something in the Water wields your typical monster transformation plot as a metaphor for coming out as transgender.
“There’s a lot of emotion in this one,” says Randoja of Cardinal’s newest work. “You have to track and direct the emotional states throughout the play, and how they rise and fall. I call it a solo show, but in my head, it’s sort of like a movie, where all the other actors are invisible.”
“There’s something for everyone,” said artistic director Weyni Mengesha. “The work on stage is irreverent, it’s uplifting, it’s hilarious, it’s quite moving — it’s going to have everything on stage, including you.”
“The South Asian community in Calgary, and even Toronto, is a whole different story than Brampton in terms of size,” says Mir. “I’m excited to have this show come to a larger group of South Asians: most importantly, young people who maybe want to go into the arts who want to be actors.”