the life and death of fred herko (2018)

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synopsis

a retro(per)spective installation performance
In October of 1964 one of Warhol’s most footnoted muses, Fred Herko, jetéd out the window of his ex-lover’s apartment, naked and high on speed. 

In this site-specific, installation performance an intimate audience of two are guided through a re-imagining of Herko's death.

Saturated with queer pop-culture references and genre-blending moments of video, theatre, art installation, and sound, The Life and Death of Fred Herko explores the collateral damage of art.

awards/nominations

META Nominated (2017/2018) for:

  • Outstanding Independent Production

  • Outstanding Lead Performance - Actor (Oliver Price)

  • Outstanding (Original) New Text - Natalie Liconti

  • Outstanding Emerging Artist - Production - Daughter Product - Theatre Company - The Life and Death of Fred Herko)

team

Natalie Liconti, Oliver Price, Devon Bate, Kate Stockburger, Darah Miah

 

a dyke's guide to fair play (2018)

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"THOUGHT PROVOKING, CLEVER, AND WILDLY FUNNY"
- ALT.THEATRE MAGAZINE
 

synopsis

Two unsuspecting contestants are trapped in the world of a dystopic game show. In a very, very ironic exploration of "safe spaces", the piece explores the performativity of activism through a darkly-comic queering of the retro American game show.

In a 40-minute interdisciplinary performance that combines Montreal-based comedians with dance and theatre artists, A DYKE'S GUIDE TO FAIR PLAY is a twisted and darkly-comic deconstruction of a night at the club.

Developed with the support of Camden People's Theatre's Starting Blocks Programme.

Further developed with the support of the Toronto Arts Council.

team

Natalie Liconti, Joseph Browne, Darah Miah, Darragh Mondoux, Sarah Culkin, Jessica Rae, Maryline Chery, Meagan Schroeder

 

the gentle art of punishment (2017)

"beautiful, tragic... darkly comic...” 
- alt.theatre magazine
 

Synopsis

A dystopian dark-comedy that unravels trauma through sound, text and movement.

Three women engage with their girlhoods, idols and ideals in a dream-like and nostalgic narrative. THE GENTLE ART OF PUNISHMENT is for anyone who has ever had a crush on their therapist - or thinks that Drew Barrymore is under-appreciated in her dramatic roles. 

Shortlisted for the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Robert Beardsley Award 2018

team + production history

Creative Team
Performers/Creators: Natalie Liconti, Emily Sirota, Lucy Fandel
Sound Designer: Joseph Browne
Lighting Designer: Darah Miah
Producer: Natalie Liconti

Production History
ZH Festival 2017 (Montréal QC)
Calm Down, Dear Festival 2018 (London UK)

 
 
 

docile bodies (2017)

"brimming with power... and ...sheer badassery” 
- Montréal Theatre Hub

synopsis

Six performers devise a modern adaptation of Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish from the perspectives of female military combatants. Docile Bodies explores the internalization of powertrauma - and the dehumanizing consequences of modern warfare.

production history

La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines 2017
St-Ambroise Montréal Fringe Festival 2017

creative team

Lisa Saban (Director), Natalie Liconti (Director/Performer/Writer), Michelle Soicher (Stage Manager), Loan Ertel (Stage Manager/Media Director), Emily Sirota (Performer/Writer), Béata Groves (Performer/Writer), Lucy Fandel (Performer/Writer), Laura Beaudouin (Performer), Emilie Slotine (Performer/Writer), Sarah Foulkes (Performer/Writer), Noah Witte-Winnette (Dramaturge), Joseph Browne (Sound Design), Darah Miah (Lighting Design), Holly Hilts (Props + Set Design)