Re-calculating is a one-man show that offers a rare glimpse into the lived experience of disability. Featuring Dave Symington, an actor who lives with quadriplegia, Re-calculating candidly explores the maturation of a middle aged drummer. Dave’s amazing live drumming is a catalyst for memory, an emotional outlet, and is used to negotiate the central question of identity.
“When you have quadriplegia, getting it on with a stranger is not as much fun as it sounds.”
– Jonathan in Re-calculating
Re-calculating offers an intimate conversation that challenges our biases around disability. Co-written by Lucas Foss and Liesl Lafferty, and directed by Jeffrey Renn, this show is a rare opportunity to experience a stage character played by a person who has lived with disability for over thirty years.
Here’s what audiences are saying:
“I was totally enraptured by the entire performance”
“Tonight was a cutting edge piece of work that had me confront some of my own fear and ignorance around disability but that also moved, informed and entertained me”
“Two big drum sticks up!”
“Re-calculating was a stellar performance that covered more topics, and in more personal depth, than any formal education could”
Genuine, revelatory, and sometimes hilarious, Re-calculating will have you leaving the theatre doing some ‘re-calculating’ of your own.
Re-calculating premiered in Vancouver at CBC Studio 700 in January 2015.
Click links below for featured articles on Re-calculating:
The Province – “When life hits, recalculate it”
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Click below to view images from Re-calculating. Photo credit: Kevin Statham