Photo by Marc Chalifoux
Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Avenue)
Silenced by Morgan Nadeau
When depression is taboo, how can we talk about it? When we laugh to cover our pain, how long can we wear joy as a mask? When will we stop hiding in silence?
Silenced is a personal account of the writer and actress Morgan Nadeau’s life. It is an honest and courageous show that talks about depression in a real way with the use of clown and humour.
The show shows uses storytelling and recordings to share the artist’s ups and downs of depression in her life in a chronological retelling. An informal question and answer period will take place right after the show. Feel free to stay and help break the silence.
Morgan Nadeau | Writer, Actor
Morgan has been involved in the Edmonton Theatre community since 2007 and has been clowning since 2012. She is a co-creator and founder of Fool Spectrum Theatre and has run the E-Town Clown Cabaret since September, 2014. She is a trained Pochinko Clown, both in practice and as an instructor. Morgan clowns and roves at events and festivals and has been a part of Edmonton’s International Street Performer Festival, The St. Albert International Children’s Festival and the International Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival, to name a few. Her one-woman TYA show, Please Be Seated was a hit at the Edmonton Fringe in 2016, and received multiple 4 star reviews.
Jan Henderson | Director
Jan Henderson is one of Canada’s leading clown and mask teachers and directors. She studied and performed extensively with master teacher, Richard Pochinko, before co-founding with him what is now the Theatre Resource Centre, Toronto. From 1982-91 she was artistic director and performer with internationally acclaimed Small Change Theatre, literally clowning her way around the world, discovering first hand that laughter is the universal language. Jan is now co-artistic director of Small Matters Productions, whose shows have toured to festivals in Western Canada, the Toronto Festival of Clowns, and the New York International Clown Theater Festival. Jan teaches at Grant MacEwan University, Toy Guns Dance Theatre, and the University of Alberta, where she has received four awards for excellence in teaching. She is a recipient of Global Television’s Woman of Vision Award, and in 2014 she was nominated for an Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts. In 2015, Jan directed Fool Spectrum Theatre’s clown show, Please Be Seated, which was very well received at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.