New Name! New Dates!
PITI THEATRE COMPANY
Written and performed by Jonathan Mirin
Directed by Deanna Fleysher
Sound Design & Stream Engineering by M Florian Staab
Videography by Hannah Brookman
A Pre-Valentine’s Treat
ONLINE: February 11-13, 2022 | Fri. & Sat at 7:30 pm, EST | Sun. at 3:30 pm, EST
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.
“Mirin is a performer with energy to burn.” – nytheatre.com
For best quality video and sound, this event will be held using Vimeo. You do not need a Vimeo account. 2 hours before showtime, all who purchased tickets will be emailed a link giving you access to the performance. You will be able to comment and pose questions during the post-show via a chat function.