Starring Tess Degenstein | A Spontaneous Theatre Creation | By Rebecca Northan
When Mimi’s date for the evening fails to show up, one willing audience member is invited to step into his shoes! What happens next is a thrilling, unscripted theatrical adventure offering a unique experience for the artist and audience each night — you’ll want to see it more than once! Adults only, please.
Saturday, December 9 at 8:30pm: Queer Blind Date will feature Mimi who will select a female presenting audience member.
Saturday, December 16 at 8:30pm: Queer Blind Date will feature Mathieu who will select a male presenting audience member.
Queer Blind Date was developed with Evalyn Parry at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto, in collaboration with Julie Orton and David Tomlinson.
Approx. 90 min
The first Sunday of each GCTC production is a Pay-What-You-Desire performance. Available tickets can be purchased in person at the box office as of noon for the 2PM performance for whatever price suits your budget.
Why I chose this play
“Having never had the pleasure of a real life blind date, I love the idea of being a fly-on-the-wall. This is truly theatre on a tightrope. A sexy, exciting tightrope.”
— Eric Coates, Artistic Director
Rebecca Northan: Creator/Director/Producer
Tess Degenstein: Mimi
David Benjamin Tomlinson: Mathieu (Queer Blind Date)
Kristian Reimer: Scenographer
David Benjamin Tomlinson: Scenographer
Emma Brager: Sound Improviser/Stage Manager
Marcie Januska: Associate Producer/Production Manager
Christopher Oldfield: Associate Producer
You Are Happy on CBC's Ottawa Morning
"illustrates how the theatre experience, with minimal special effects and creative lighting, can still amaze and wow the audience, providing a satisfying and thrilling experience."
— New Ottawa Critics