Developed while in Residency at The Theatre Centre in Toronto by the award-winning International company Ahuri Theatre, This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy.
Dan and Christina are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz, his long-time romantic partner, is grappling with the judgement that society makes about their love and sexuality.
This is the Point addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real-life couples. With a verbatim theatre quality and physical comedy delivery, a series of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments—from getting Bruno ready for school in the morning, to Tony breaking up with his computer because he doesn’t like the simulated voice—This is the Point debates questions of representation, the nature of companionship, and how people of different abilities can connect with each other on equal terms.
WINNER OF 2 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION AND ENSEMBLE.
THIS RUN IN WATERLOO REGION IS PART OF THEIR 2019 NATIONAL TOUR
WARNING: CONTAINS SCENES OF SEXUALITY AND VIOLENCE
PLEASE NOTE: ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE RELAXED
ASL & Audio Description on March 30, 2019 at 7:30pm
$25 | General Admission (plus HST)
$18 | Student (plus HST) — please bring your student card to the theatre
$15 | Senior (65+) (plus HST) — please bring I.D. with you to the theatre
*Limited walk-up Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) tickets available on Sunday, March 31st
Theatre of the Arts
(Modern Languages Building)
200 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Lot C is a pay and display lot for visitors at a cost of $5.00 per day (credit/coins).
Lot H is only available to visitors on weekends and after 3:45 p.m. on weekdays (credit only).
Accessible Parking can be found in between the Library and the ML Building ($5 coin entry). This area can be accessed off the ring road.
Grand River Transit
Bus Routes 7, 8, 12, and iXpress
Cash fare: $3.25
Tickets: 5 transit tickets are $13.80
Written by Tony Diamanti, Dan Watson, Christina Serra, Karin Randoja and Liz MacDougall
Directed by Karin Randoja
Performed by Tony Diamanti, Liz MacDougall, Christina Serra, and Dan Watson
Projection Design by Melissa Joakim
Set & Costume Design by Sonja Rainey
Lighting Design by Andre duToit
Sound Design by Tim Lindsay
Production Stage Management by Pip Bradford
Original Set & Costume Design by Jenna McCutchen, Sound Design by Miquelon Rodriguez, Production Stage Management by Alexa Polenz
Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre and originally Co-produced by Ahuri Theatre and The Theatre Centre November 4-20, 2016
Funders / Partners
We are able to bring this amazing work to Waterloo Region because of the support that we get from the following partners and funders.
To make This is the Point possible, Ahuri Theatre and Theatre Centre gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and BMO Financial. This is the Point has been developed, in part, through the Collaborations, an initiative of Canada’s National Arts Centre.