a dyke's guide to fair play
st-ambroise montréal fringe festival 2018
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.
Writer/Creator: Natalie Liconti
Sound + Video Composition: Joseph Browne
Lighting Design: Darah Miah
Performers: Darragh Mondoux (Voice Over), Sarah Culkin, Jessica Rae, Maryline Chery, Meagan Schroeder
"By distancing her audience from the seriousness of the play’s subject matter, Liconti and her team are able to create a performance that is thought provoking, clever, and wildly funny"
- alt.theatre Magazine
the gentle art of punishment
Synopsis: Three women unravel 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. Through contemporary dance, performance art, and striking + experimental sound design, this piece is a love/hate letter to our obsessions.
Performers/Creators: Natalie Liconti, Emily Sirota, Lucy Fandel
Sound Designer: Joseph Browne
Lighting Designer: Darah Miah
Producer: Natalie Liconti
ZH Festival 2017 (Montréal QC)
Calm Down, Dear Festival 2018 (London UK)
The Toronto Fringe Festival 2018 (Coming July 2018)
Thursday July 5, 6PM
Saturday July 7, 7:30PM
Monday July 9, 8:45PM
Tuesday July 10, 6:15PM
Thursday July 12, 9:15PM
Saturday July 14, 1:45PM
Robert Gill Theatre (214 College Street, Toronto)
“risky, unsettling and unexpectedly fun…”
- alt.theatre magazine
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 power + trauma - and the dehumanizing consequences of modern warfare.
La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines 2017
St-Ambroise Montréal Fringe Festival 2017
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)
"some of the most liberal, smart, and experimental collective creation [...] resulting in intricate beautiful moments brimming with power – and others with sheer badassery...”
- montréal theatre hub