Mermaid Legs by Beth Graham
SkirtsAfire Festival MainStage Production
A Surreal Theatre Dance Fantasia

February 29 – March 10, 2024
Thursday, February 29 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
Friday, March 1 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30pm (CART Captioning)
Sunday, March 3 @ 1:30pm (ASL Interpreted & Post Show Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:30pm (Pay-What-You-Will)
Wednesday, March 6 @ 7:30pm (Adapted Relaxed Performance)
Thursday, March 7 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 8 @ 7:30pm 
Saturday, March 9 @ 7:30pm (CART Captioning)
Sunday, March 10 @ 1:30pm

The show runs 80 minutes with no intermission.

Gateway Theatre
8529 Gateway Blvd NW

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About the Play

Sisters, Billie, Ava, and Scarlet are struggling. When Billie takes off unexpectedly, leaving behind a disastrous apartment and a mysterious note, Ava and Scarlet are at a loss. There is a history. Mermaid Legs is a surreal theatre dance fantasia about the bonds of sisterhood and the stigma of mental illness.

It is intended for ages 13+.

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Artistic Team

Written by Beth Graham
Annette Loiselle, Director & Dramaturg*
Ainsley Hillyard, Movement Dramaturg & Choreographer
Narda McCarroll, Set Design
Rebecca Cypher, Costume Design and Assistant Set Design
Binaifer Kapadia, Music Composition
Aaron Macri, Sound Design
Whittyn Jason, Lighting Design
Nancy Yuen, Stage Manager*
Nyssa Beairsto, Assistant Stage Manager*
Rae McCallum, Production Manager
Breanna Cazon-Wilkes, Technical Director
Noori Gill, Scarlet
Mel Bahniuk, Ava
Dayna Lea Hoffmann, Billie
Mpoe Mogale, Dancer
Alida Kendell, Dancer and Dance Captain
Max Hanic, Dancer
Tia Ashley Kushniruk, Dancer
Brittany Black, Tap Instructor

Binaifer Kapadia, Piano/Keyboards
Andreas Wegner, Bass
Logan Kapadia-Pfob, Percussion

ASL Interpreters

Shelly Nafshi
Thurga Kanagasekarampillai
Jenni Stevens
Lacey Hews — Box Office Interpreter

Mermaid Legs is choreographed by Ainsley Hillyard in collaboration with and contributions from the performers.

*SkirtsAfire engages under the terms of the Independent Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Beth Graham
Writer
Annette Loiselle
Director & Dramaturg
Ainsley Hillyard
Movement Dramaturg & Choreographer
Narda McCarroll
Set Designer
Rebecca Cypher
Costume Design and Assistant Set Design
Binaifer Kapadia
Music Composition
Aaron Macri
Sound Designer
Whittyn Jason
Lighting Designer
Nancy Yuen
Stage Manager
Nyssa Beairsto
Assistant Stage Manager
Rae McCallum
Production Manager
Breanna Cazon-Wilkes
Technical Director
Noori Gill
Scarlet
Mel Bahniuk
Ava
Dayne Lea Hoffmann
Billie
Mpoe Mogale
Dancer
Tia Ashley Kushniruk
Dancer
Max Hanic
Dancer
Alida Kendell
Dancer

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