- Created by Adam Lazarus, Ann-Marie Kerr, Jiv Parasram, Melissa D'Agostino
- Written and performed by Adam Lazarus
- Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr
Co-Produced by National Arts Centre English Theatre QuipTake and Pandemic Theatre.
Presented as part of undercurrents.
The most talked-about performance of the 2016 Toronto SummerWorks festival, master clown Adam Lazarus explodes the taboos of fatherhood in Daughter, a provocative performance that asks where dads are supposed to file the wilder ideas and experiences of their earlier lives.
Both hysterical and disturbing, Daughter plays in the liminal space between autobiography and fiction. It is a darkly satirical piece about a father stuck in a moment of confusion - raised in patriarchy, confronting his new identity as a patriarch/father, and not knowing how to operate in the world. Are we defined by our past? Where do we draw the line? Can we forgive? Can we change?
Daughter interrogates these questions and examines the beauty and horror of men in the true-bouffon style: stories that expose and laugh at the hypocrisies and difficulties of the human experience. Guaranteed to start a debate!