Canary in a Gold Mine
February 17, 2023 @ 11:25AM — December 31, 2023 @ 12:25PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar
Canary in a Gold Mine: On Demand
"elegant . . . entertaining . . . engaging . . . and disturbing." – Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate
After a viral online premiere at the Ko Festival of Performance, a major US Theatre Festival, "Canary" is now available "on demand" for ticket buyers in the US and internationally.
Locked down during COVID and desperate to make theatre, Piti Theatre’s Jonathan Mirin turns the camera on . . . himself, telling the story of the mysterious symptoms his life and production partner, Swiss choreographer/designer Godeliève Richard began experiencing in 2010. Increasingly unable to leave the house and take care of their new baby, the couple contends with the growing likelihood that her illness is environmental – and inescapable. Richard‘s severe neurological symptoms are triggered by exposure to EMFs, the wireless radiation that the rest of society is passionately embracing to connect phones, devices and upload cat videos. As her electro-hypersensitivity (a.k.a. “microwave sickness”) worsens, Mirin finds himself compelled to become a public health advocate, activist and petitioner in a landmark legal case against the FCC. The result: a show that’s a 21st century love letter as well as a wakeup call to the risks of 24/7 wireless exposure.
Running Time: 60 Minutes