(Art)ist
by Daphne Finlayson
Hypothetical Projects - Winnipeg, MB
V.2 - MTC Up the Alley 
Twenty years ago, his play was the talk of the international theatre scene. Now, a playwright clings to relevance as he is haunted by two of his most iconic characters. Detailing the toxic relationship between a creator and his creation, this bold new dark comedy challenges the responsibilities of a storyteller in the art they produce. Inspired by Fight Club 2 and Bojack Horseman, (Art)ist takes on the myth of the male anti-hero and the impact art has on society. FINALIST - 2019 Winnipeg Fringe New Play Contest

   
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Fringe Performers

Genre:
Play-Dramedy

Audience:
Mature

Warnings: Coarse Language, Violent Content, Sexual Content

Wed July 17 10:15 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Fri July 19 12:00 PM
Sat July 20 7:15 PM
Sun July 21 2:00 PM
Mon July 22 12:00 PM
Wed July 24 5:30 PM
Fri July 26 9:00 PM
Sun July 28 3:15 PM

(Art)ist

Hypothetical Projects—MTC Up the Alley

A washed up playwright grapples with not only the deeply rotten legacy of his decades old one hit wonder, but also the fictional characters the play birthed. Emotional and impactful the play grapples with the issue of creators culpability in idealization of domestic abuse, and all the real world harm that results.

Far more of a drama than a comedy, this show is excellently written, acted and directed. Due to the serious consideration of domestic abuse, this is not the show for someone upset by that topic. 5% of show proceeds are also being donated to the local Women’s Health Clinic.

Josh Fidelak


Hypothetical Projects

(Art)ist—MTC Up the Alley

The stories we put into the world have power – for better and for worse. (Art)ist explores that power through the eyes of a playwright and the two characters who made him (in)famous. One, a beacon of inspiration for abusive young men; the other, his Love Interest, fighting to make sure he can’t empower anyone else ever again.

(Art)ist placed second in the 2019 Winnipeg Fringe New Play Contest, which we think is pretty cool. Come check us out!