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
A Pre-Valentine’s Treat
ONLINE: February 11-13, 2022 | Fri. & Sat at 7:30 pm, EST | Sun. at 3:00 pm, EST
Captions Available. “G-Rated” – but suggested for ages 12 and up.
Live, online post-show discussions with collaborators & guest experts will follow each online performance.
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.
Stay for the live post-show discussion held after each of the streamings. Hosted by Ko’s Sabrina Hamilton, with Jonathan Mirin and panels of guest experts. See panelist bios and schedule here.
“Mirin is a performer with energy to burn.” – nytheatre.com Scroll down to see a video trailer.
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Les sous-titres français seront disponible dimanche 13 février (21h00 heure suisse, 3pm New York). Les personnes parlant le français peuvent écrire à firstname.lastname@example.org pour réserver leurs tickets non-américain.