what it’s like considers personal, situational and systemic engagement through the lens of brotherhood. Dancers and audience move together through a series of experiences, inviting questions about comfort, agency, and complicity. How responsible for each other are we? How are we here together?

performance    Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood, Naishi Wang
scenic design    Julie Fox
sound & projection design    Jeremy Mimnagh
lighting design    Simon Rossiter
costume design    Alana Elmer
vocal coach    Fides Krucker
Stage Manager    Laura Cournoyea
rehearsal/production assistant    Jane-Alison McKinney
producer    Rachel Penny

Created in Residency at the Theatre Centre, 2016.   Recipient of 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Production, Ensemble Performance & Lighting Design.  

 "Strauss and her creative team have crafted this user experience with care, 
and the work reveals its surprises with style....
"  
NOW magazine, Kathleen Smith

"...the audience is swept away on a tide of imagination, 
and the joy of the piece is in being constantly surprised 
by what comes next...
" paulacitron.ca


what it's like is available for touring. For archival and/or questions, please contact: Rachel Penny.
B-F: Luke Garwood, Naishi Wang and Michael Caldwell
B-F: Luke Garwood, Naishi Wang and Michael Caldwell
Naishi Wang
Naishi Wang
L-R:  Naishi Wang, Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood
L-R: Naishi Wang, Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood
Luke Garwood
Luke Garwood
Naishi Wang
Naishi Wang
L=R: Naishi Wang, Michael Caldwell and Luke Garwood
L=R: Naishi Wang, Michael Caldwell and Luke Garwood
Naishi Wang
Naishi Wang
photos/video: Jeremy Mimnagh