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ADAM BAILEY IS ON FIRE
Written and Performed by Adam Bailey
Directed by Matt White
Night\Shift \\ Halloween!
(downtown Kitchener’s nuit blanche-style festival of art, culture and nocturnal adventure)
Venue: The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Capacity: 160 people, 55-minute performance
Time: 9:00pm & 11:30pm (2 shows)
Growing up the son of a minister is never easy, especially not when you turn out to be gay. Adam Bailey takes on this aspect of his youth in the follow up to his 2014 Best of Fringe Win in Toronto. The show doesn't pull punches and isn't sentimental, instead, it follows Adam from bible studies in banquet halls to bathhouse dates to the bedside of his cancer ridden grandfather, all while maintaining a post-modern whimsy that is often the mark of Mr. Bailey’s work. Adam Bailey is on Fire was first developed with the assistance of Factory Theatre under the guidance of Nina Lee Aquino and Matt McGeachy. This autobiographical piece premiered at the 2015 Winnipeg Fringe Festival and went on to the 2015 Edmonton Fringe Festival.
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ADAM BAILEY - as himself
Adam Bailey, a performer in Toronto’s cabaret scene for years, hosts a variety of stand-‐up nights and burlesque shows often in outrageous characters such as Adult Baby Cupid. He has also worked behind the scenes directing pieces like the 2012 Fringe piece The Enchanted Crackhouse as well as the North American Premier of Terrorism (Royal Porcupine Productions). When he penned The Assassination of Robert Ford: Dirty Little Coward the “smart, witty and funny” script (Sam Mooney) propelled him to his Best of Fringe win and revealed an emerging theatre voice with “challenging ideals” (The Charlebois Post).
MATT WHITE - DIRECTOR
Matt is the founding Artistic Producer of green light arts and a part-time faculty member in the Department of Drama & Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo. He is also part-time faculty in the Theatre & Drama Studies joint program between Sheridan College and the University of Toronto at Mississauga, sits on the Board of Directors for fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company and was most recently the Producer/General Manager of Necessary Angel Theatre Company. Producing highlights with Necessary Angel include It Comes in Waves, in-association with bluemouth inc., for Panamania Festival (Pan Am Games 2015); What Makes a Man, created by Jennifer Tarver and Justin Ellington, based on the songs of Charles Aznavour; and Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis. Educator highlights include creating and running an at-risk-youth theatre program in Toronto's Weston-Mt. Dennis neighbourhood. Directing highlights include: Adam Bailey is on Fire (Winnipeg/Edmonton Fringe Festivals), The Amish Project (green light arts), Hamlet and As You Like It (KW Youth Theatre), Andy Warhol presents: Valerie (with Fail Better Theatre, NIGHT\SHIFT 2014 & the Toronto Fringe); Bone Cage (Hart House Theatre), and Eirlys and Eckhart (Cart/Horse Theatre). As a Dramaturg: Two Toonies (Douglas Campbell); Red Rouge (Laura Anne Harris); Concessions (Brianna Brown); Frame (Julia Lederer); Wong’s Garden (Donald Woo) and Giving Birth to a Squid (David Levine). Upcoming directing project for green light arts: Borderland (in-development, Nov 2015)