Friday April 1 - Sunday April 17, 2016
ANDRE DU TOIT
* Appears courtesy of Canadian Actors' Equity
The genesis of the project grew from our exploration of Bouffon: those outcasts who come to the theatre to denounce and expose the greedy hypocrites, the assholes, who control the world. We asked ourselves the questions: What is an asshole? Who are the assholes? Oxfam, the British anti-poverty organization, predicts that by the year 2016, the top 1% will control more wealth than the remaining 99%.
"The Assholes: A Cabaret" mocks the hypocrites who are the cause of Oxfam's prediction. The show challenges the status quo and the lack of conscience in our world.
Theatre Smith–Gilmour is an artistically driven professional theatre company. We are committed to creating theatre developed through an artistic process that gives expression and dignity to people’s imaginations and communicates stories of personal and universal meaning with a compassionate vision of the human condition.
Since 1980, our core artistic mission has been to provide the environment, opportunity, and support for the dissemination of an artistic vision developed by Dean Gilmour and Michele Smith. Through stage productions, new play development, emerging artist workshops, and residencies, we promote TSG as a living Canadian theatre of image and action combined with text – a theatre rooted in the art of physical and image theatre for a popular audience in Toronto, Canada, and around the world. Through education and outreach work, TSG sustains the growth of a group of performers and designers as creative artists who are the heart and soul of the work. Our mission includes educating the public and deepening their understanding of the artistic process. We perform to move the imagination of each audience member by presenting work that is humanist, of a high quality, and unique.
Theatre Smith-Gilmour thanks the following funders for their continued support:
Michael B. Decter Foundation at the Toronto Community Foundation