Presented by Why Not Theatre's
May 7-14, 2019
The Theatre Centre
In development at Theatre Direct
[T]he themes – among them labels, sexuality, disabilities and bullying – come across with fluidity and urgency, and Epstein-Fine and Baig's choreography, in smaller scenes and group numbers, is highly effective.
-Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine
Baig, Epstein-Fine and their creative team have achieved something rather remarkable here: relevant topics—cultural sensitivity, disability, sexuality, etc.—seem to rise to the surface organically, rather than as talking points.
ERASER, an immersive physical theatre experience, delves into the memories and fantasies of a classroom of students as they figure out who they want to be. Six performers guide the audience through six different journeys, taking them along to the cafeteria, the change rooms, and the playground; to the places where they feel safest and most brave, vulnerable and most afraid. ERASER is created for all ages.
Direction and Choreography Bilal Baig and Sadie Epstein-Fine
Created by Bilal Baig, Christol Bryan, Sadie Epstein-Fine, Marina Gomes, Yousef Kadoura, Tijiki Morris, Anthony Perpuse and Nathan Redburn
Dramaturgy Elise LaCroix
Set/Costume Design Christine Urquhart
Lighting Design Rebecca Vandevelde
Sound Design & Composition Maddie Bautista
Stage Management Cole Vincent
Technical Direction Steph Raposo
Production Management Crystal Lee Chettiar
Assistant Sound Design Belinda Corpuz
Assistant Costume Design Victoria Banjavcic
Producer Winnie Doyle-Marshall
Photos Sam Gaetz
Eraser was nominated for five Dora Awards in the Theatre for Young Audience Category: Outstanding Direction, New Play, Production, Ensemble and Design
Eraser was made possible because of support from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts as well as invaluable support from Why Not Theatre, Theatre Direct, Roseneath Theatre and Young People's Theatre.