PITI THEATRE COMPANY
Written & Performed by Jonathan Mirin
Directed by Deanna Fleysher
Sound Design & Stream Engineering by M Florian Staab
Video Editing by Brendan Leowolf with Hannah Brookman
Video Footage by Douglas Mason
Producer/Outside Eye: Sabrina Hamilton
Now available on demand directly from the Piti Theater website: ptco.org/canary
Captions Available in English or French. “G-Rated” – but suggested for ages 12 and up.
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 Godeliève began experiencing a decade ago. 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. Godeliève‘s severe neurological symptoms are triggered by exposure to the wireless radiation that the rest of society is passionately embracing to connect devices and upload cat videos. As her electro-hypersensitivity (EHS), (a.k.a. “microwave sickness.”) worsened, Mirin found himself compelled to become a public health advocate, activist & petitioner in a landmark legal case against the FCC.
Canary in a Goldmine is highly entertaining. As Mirin puts it, “It’s just like theatre…only flatter,” turning what could be an earnest public health lecture into a compelling dive into the opposing forces of corporate profit vs. public safety.
When people come to the live theater events at KoFest, they encounter a lobby display that has lots of background information on the artists and on the issues and ideas raised in the performance. Since we’re not in person for this event, Jonathan Mirin has made a Virtual Resource Page as an extra treat for you! You can visit it here
Post-show discussions were held after each of the 3 live-streamings. Hosted by Ko’s Sabrina Hamilton, they featured Jonathan Mirin and panels of guest experts. See panelist bios and schedule here. As soon as they become available, links to these will be available on that same Virtual Resource Page
“Mirin is a performer with energy to burn.” – nytheatre.com
Scroll down to see a video trailer.
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