Art Apart: Double the Fun Double Bill
About the project
Double the Fun Double Bill is a dramatic reading of Asian theatre artists Angela Sun and Vivian Or's darkly comedic works on connection, identity, and distance.
In Or's short play please don't tell my Dad, two friends are forced to wrestle with the revelation of a devastating personal secret over video chat when Prime Minister Trudeau the Third moistly announces the arrival of a new pandemic.
Sun's Arrivals//Departures is a storytelling anthology of prose and poetry that explores diasporic experiences of travel and the weight of having roots that stretch across oceans.
This project received financial support from the National Theatre School of Canada via the Art Apart program, an emergency fund for emerging artists who are affected by physical distancing due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
About the artists
Angela Sun is a settler theatre performer, creator, producer, arts administrator, and writer of East Asian descent. She has previously performed in or co-created works for The Bentway, the Gardiner Museum, and the Art Gallery of Ontario; as well as for both the Toronto and Hamilton Fringe Festivals, the Paprika Festival, SummerWorks Performance Festival, and the InspiraTO Festival. She has worked with a variety of artistic companies including Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Political Movement, Theatre ARTaud, Silk Bath Collective, xLq, Broadleaf Theatre, Little Black Afro Theatre, Filament Incubator, Hart House Theatre, Canadian Rep Theatre, Mixed Company Theatre, and Toronto Playback Theatre.
Vivian Or is an actor, artist, and storyteller. She is a graduate of Humber Theatre Performance Program and York University for Theatre Studies. Her selected acting credits include various Robert Munsch character's in Munsch at Play (Tetrault Arts Productions); Northern Lights (Theatre by the Bay); Factory Theatre's Mechanicals Actor's Training Program; Guerrilla Ruffian Squad (Shakespeare in the Ruff); Pam, the Pizza Pizza receptionist in The Clowns (Humber Theatre); and the sold out queer Shakespeare burlesque show, Ill Met by Moonlight (Pointed Cap Playhouse).