Lara Lewis performs at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, January 6

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Merritt Award nominated actor, playwright and dramaturg Lara Lewis brings her performance piece I See You to Fredericton audiences in early 2024.

I See You is the debut solo performance art show by Kjipuktuk/Halifax-based theatre artist Lara Lewis, exploring the relationship between artist and subject, the body as a means of profit, and body image. I See You is part performance, part life drawing session, in which audience members are also artists drawing the performer.

Audience members are encouraged to bring art supplies to participate in this special life drawing session, although the performance can also be enjoyed in the traditional theatre sense. 

Lewis (she/her) is a mixed Mi’kmaw theatre artist primarily working as a performer and dramaturge. As a dramaturge she has worked at two PARC retreats, and with writers from across Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and in New York. She was trained through mentoring with prior PARC AD Pam Halstead, as well as with Natasha MacLellan, Jenny Munday, Richie Wilcox and Ann-Marie Kerr, among others. 

Lewis recently performed I See You at the 2023 Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax Festival of Working People in the Arts. Her debut full-length play, Weltamultiek, will be workshopped at the Nightwood Theatre Groundswell Festival in October in Toronto. 

I See You is created & performed by Lara Lewis | Facilitated by Alex Rioux | Dramaturgy by Santiago Guzmán & Jena McLean | Movement Consultation by Alex Rioux | Music by Peter Sarty

I See You | Jan. 6, 2024 | Charlotte St. Arts Centre (732 Charlotte St.). Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or in advance. The CSAC bar will be running. This event is for 18+ y/o audiences.

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