Out of The Woods

A Disorganized Productions production
in association with Outside the March

Thursday, July 18th - Sunday, July 21st
Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Central Branch)
130 Johnson Street | Kingston, ON | K7L 1X8

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A musical comedy about having dyselxia…

It’s also about how It’s also about how being a human is really embarrassing… like all of the time.

Stupidhead! is a comedy musical about having dyslexia. It’s also about how being a human is really embarrassing... like all of the time. The winner of Best New Performance Text at the 2015 SummerWorks Festival, nominated for Best New Play for the 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Stupidhead! has performer/playwright Katherine Cullen sharing true stories about her dyslexia, the way she interacts with the world, and the way the world interacts with her. Cullen’s script – directed by the Dora nominated Aaron Willis and accompanied by lyricist/musician Britta Johnson’s original songs – makes for a show that is painfully funny, brutally honest, and totally relatable for anyone who feels like they do things a bit different.

Katherine Cullen* (performer, writer) is a member of the acclaimed site-specific theatre company Outside the March and has performed in several of OtM’s recent successful productions. In 2014, was featured in a one-woman show called Vitals, for which she was nominated for a Dora award for best actress. She performed in Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, which won the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Production and was involved with the epic TomorrowLove.

Britta Johnson (Co-songwriter, performer) Writing Credits include- Life After (Canadian Stage) Big Box Story (Stratford Festival Gala Performance) and Alligator Tears (Blyth Festival.) With Anika Johnson: Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan; Dora Award for Audience Choice) and Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (YPT). Upcoming- With Sara Farb: Reframed (Art Gallery of Ontario and Acting Up Stage Company) With Anika Johnson: a new immersive musical with Outside the March and new project with acclaimed playwright Morris Panych for the Canadian Musical Theatre Project. Britta’s musical Life After won the inaugural Paul O’Sullivan Prize for musical theatre and premiered atCanadian Stage.

Aaron Willis* is an actor, director, educator, and co-founding artistic director of Convergence Theatre (with Julie Tepperman). Directing: The Testament of Mary (Soulpepper) Stupidhead! (TPM Mainstage 2017, SummerWorks 2015), Who's Your Daddy? (Crow's Theatre East End Performance Crawl) The Thing Between Us (mcguffin company), The Crucible (Theatre Erindale/UTM) Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Baro Theatre) Passion Play (Convergence/Outside the March/Sheep No Wool), Miss Caledonia (Tarragon Theatre), When The Ice Breaks (Down n Out Productions/Campbell House Museum), Other People (Mutual Friends Co-op), YICHUD (Seclusion) (Theatre Passe Muraille/Convergence Theatre, The Gladstone Variations – The Tearful Bride (Convergence Theatre, Dora nomination), AutoShow (Convergence Theatre/Toronto Fringe 2006). Acting: Murderers Confess At Christmastime (Outside the March/Summerworks 2013), YICHUD (Seclusion) (Theatre Passe Muraille/Convergence), The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Roseneath Theatre), Zadie’s Shoes (GCTC), Abattoir (Kaeja d’Dance/Harbourfront Centre), The Russian Play (Factory Theatre), Wrecked (Roseneath; Dora Nomination – Best Performance TYA); The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in the Rough), (nod) (Theatre Gargantua), Waiting for Lefty and Awake and Sing (The CO.), Well, (Tarragon Theatre). Film/TV: Reign, Flashpoint. Education: Aaron is an “Artist-in-the- Schools” with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, The Luminato Festival, and an instructor at Ryerson University's Act 2 Studio. Other: Assistant Director on Phillipe Boesmans' opera JULIE at Canadian Stage (2015) and on EVITA (2010) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012) at the Stratford Festival's Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Theatre Direction. Aaron has a BA Honours in Drama from the University of Alberta and is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School.

Anahita Dehbonehie (set and costume designer) has worked on several Outside The March productions and was the designer for Vitals, where she transformed an entire three-story house into a murder scene. She’ s also recently completed the Soulpepper Academy, and designed Possible Worlds at the Stratford Festival

Jennifer Lennon (lighting designer) has worked on several productions with Aaron, starting in 2012. Last season she designed the lighting for The Twelve-Pound Look at the Shaw Festival, as well as Better Angels: A Parable for theToronto SummerWorks Festival, which won the SummerWorks Prize forProduction. Most recently she was the lighting designer for the first half of Factory Theatre’s “Naked Season”, including Bombay Black with director PeterHinton.

Colin Doyle* (producer) is an award winning actor and producer who has produced work at SummerWorks, Next Stage, ZooFest, and the Toronto Fringe Festival. He has also produced with Eric Woolfe and Eldritch Theatre, self-produced and performed in a tour of Offensive Fouls (Roseneath Theatre, Hustle N’Bustle Theatre, MTYP), and is a writer/member/creator/producer with the Sixth Man Collective, and is in the process of touring the critically acclaimed Monday Nights. www.colindoyle.ca

*appears courtesy of Canadian Actors Equity