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Destiny, USA

creator/playwright
Laura Anne Harris
date of presentation
February 17 - 20
February 2022
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"If you are searching for relief from modern cynicism and despair, look no further than Destiny, USA" - The UBYSSEY, Vancouver

When Laura moved from Toronto to Syracuse, New York, she wasn’t expecting to be residing in Trump’s America.

Gaining her first job as a relay operator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing causes her to question whether she can discover the hidden humanity of the American people. Destiny, USA weaves together three stories: Laura’s move to the US, her enlightening new job, romantically meeting her husband, and dealing with her mother’s illness in Canada while living in America. All are told through storytelling and poetry.

While this is mainly autobiographical, some details have been changed to protect the anonymity of the Deaf callers.

The performance integrates partial closed captioning and features performances from three Canadian Deaf actors: Tamyka Bullen, Natasha Bacchus, and Sage Lovell through ASL video projection.

One of the performances will incorporate live ASL interpretation, date to be announced.

 

PERFORMED BY

LauraAnneHarris

VIDEO APPEARANCES BY:

Natasha Bacchus

Tamyka Bullen

Sage Lovell

CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTOR
Krystal Osborne

PLAYWRIGHT
Laura Anne Harris

ASL CONSULTANT
Kat Campbell

PROJECTION / CAPTIONING DESIGN
Matthew Koutzun

SOUND DESIGN
Alex Eddington

NNNN - Destiny, USA is entertaining, timely, and deeply moving …  

-      NOW Magazine, Toronto

Because it’s humble and autobiographical, some people might ignore Destiny, USA, but that would be a huge mistake: it’s one of the most skillful and moving showsI’ve ever seen…Ultimately, it’s the compassion of Destiny, USA that makes it so shattering. We’re all mortal. In times like these, small gestures of kindness redefine the world.

  -       Colin Thomas, Vancouver

4.5 Stars – If handled perceptively and with a fresh eye, any subject can be fascinating. Victoria native Laura AnneHarris proves this with Destiny, USA … her one-woman show is funny, poignant, cleverly crafted and well-acted.

 -       Times Colonist, Victoria  

DATES + TIMES + LOCATION

Dates: February 17 - 20, 2022

Talkbacks TBA

Site Specific Venue & Exact show-times TBA

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