One battle cry, a dash of sibling rivalry, a generous serving of heart, and a blend of Martha Stewart and Hell's Kitchen, garnished with danger and delight.
Morro and Jasp: Go Bake Yourself!
Created by Heather Marie Annis, Byron Laviolette & Amy Lee
Performed by Heather Marie Annis & Amy Lee
Directed & Dramaturgy by Byron Laviolette
Saturday May 3rd, 2014 - 10:30AM and 1:30PM (2 SHOWS ONLY)
* The running time for each show is approx. 60 minutes with no intermission
Kitchener Market (in the Marketplace Kitchen), 300 King Street East, Kitchener ON
Morro and Jasp have decided to host a cooking show, but they both have very different ideas of what that entails. Morro wants a battle in the kitchen, while Jasp is trying to host a classy show and cook her way into an unknowing audience member's heart. Full of munchies, mess, and mayhem, MORRO AND JASP: GO BAKE YOURSELF! is a culinary masterpiece you won't soon forget.
After performing to sold-out houses at the 2012 Next Stage and the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festivals and a Dora Award-winning run at Cahoots Theatre, green light arts is thrilled to bring this dynamic clown duo to Kitchener where they will play at the Marketplace Kitchen at the Kitchener Market for 2 performances ONLY on Saturday May 3rd, 2014.
$5 per person - $15 per family of 4 - FREE for ages 0-4
Tickets are available at the door. CASH only please (ATM onsite) For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heather Marie Annis – Co-Artistic Director/Creator/Performer (Morro)
Heather is an actor, playwright, theatrical/ therapeutic clown. Co-Artistic director of Up your Nose and In your Toes (U.N.I.T.) Productions, home of Morro and Jasp, she plays the Morro half of the duo. Most recently Heather performed the solo-show, By A Thread (Sterling Studio Theatre), and joined the Thundering Voices play development program (Native Earth Performing Arts). Other credits include: Corday in Marat/Sade (SoupCan Theatre), The Godot Cycle (Yes Let’s Go), M-Project (Obsidian Theatre), Mixed Messages, Showdown (Mixed Company Theatre), Vacancy (The Creative Ensemble/P. McKinnon), Savage/Love (Zeitgeist Theatre/Column 13), The Way (SummerWorks: Bareback Theatre), and 2009/10 Playwright-in-Residence (Mixed Company Theatre).
Amy Lee - Co-Artistic Director/Creator/Performer (Jasp)
Amy is a performer, writer and the resident artist educator at Young People’s Theatre. She is one half of the Dora Award-winning clown duo, Morro and Jasp, and Co-Artistic Director of Up your Nose and In your Toes (U.N.I.T.) Productions.Performance credits include: Here to Hear (Carousel Players/YPT), Cinderella (A RATical Retelling), The Invisible Girl, Hana’s Suitcase (YPT), The Godot Cycle (Yes Let’s Go), Guns & Roses (The Original Norwegian), David Mamet’s November (WJT; Canadian Premiere), Pride and Prejudice (MTC), The Soldier Dreams, Our Lady of 121st Street, Balm in Gilead (Column 13), Savage/Love (Zeitgeist Theatre), and Vacancy (The Creative Ensemble).
Byron Laviolette – Co-Artistic Director/Project Director/Dramaturg
Byron is a Canadian playwright, director, dramaturg and critic who has been involved in theatre-making and production for the last 20 years. Highlights include the world premiere of Waiting for Gilgamesh: Scenes from Iraq; the Canadian premiere of Reefer Madness at Hart House Theatre; the Off-Broadway remount of Daniel McIvor’s Monster in NYC with TerraNova; Little Crickets at the 2011 Summerworks Festival; The Morro and Jasp Series with U.N.I.T. Productions; and the experimental theatrical adventures, Zed and Visitations with The Mission Business. Byron is currently completing a PhD degree in Theatre Studies at York University while working on a dissertation on Interactive Theatre. He is a board member of the Canadian Theatre Critics Association and his criticism/art journalism has appeared in Scene Changes, EYE Weekly, AdBusters and IN Toronto magazine.
Up your Nose and In your Toes Productions (U.N.I.T. Productions) is a non-profit theatre company dedicated to breaking social norms and identifying the flaws that we, as a society, work hard to cover up. Through covert and multi-disciplinary ways we seek to help people rediscover joy, truth and creativity, not as a passing moment but as an important part of everyday life. We hope to heal the world one smile at a time.
U.N.I.T.’s signature characters, Morro and Jasp, have appeared in numerous Festivals in many cities including Halifax, Winnipeg, London, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and New York City. In 2013, the company premiered two brand new shows, Of Mice and Morro and Jasp, which played to sold-out houses at Fringe Festivals in three cities, and Morro and Jasp: Go Bake Yourself which premiered at the Next Stage Festival and sold out its entire run. Subsequently, Go Bake Yourself had an extended run at Cahoots Theatre Company. This production was nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards in the Independent Category for Outstanding Production, Best New Play, and won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble. In 2009 and 2010, U.N.I.T Productions’ shows, Morro and Jasp do Puberty and Morro and Jasp Gone Wild were selected as Patron’s Pick at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Morro and Jasp do Puberty was also invited to The Best of The Fringe at the Berkeley Theatre in Toronto in 2009 and was nominated for a 2010 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Play.
In addition to their work for mature audiences, U.N.I.T. Productions has created four shows for young audiences, which have toured to schools throughout Ontario as well as The Orillia Opera House, The Centaur Theatre, The Vaughan City Playhouse, The Harbourfront Centre, and Sick Kids Hospital.
For more information about Morro and Jasp please visit http://www.morroandjasp.com/