Susanna Fournier and ted witzel make epic, queer, sometimes impossible art-monsters. They’re drawn to the taboo, tender, and that which wakes us into the wild spaces of our hearts and minds. Just a Trick was born from their longing for the magic worlds theatre conjures and a desire to make the brutality of money, and our normalization of it, strange. Economics is the playing field on which all oppressive systems are enacted; without economic justice there is no chance for any other justice.
Just a Trick was created in Tkaròn:to, a city that is home to people from all over the world and many First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples. Tkaròn:to is located on the ancestral lands and waterways of the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat, and the Anishinaabe peoples, including the Mississaugas of the New Credit. We offer this story to this land’s past, present, and future.
Commissioned by TO Live. Written by Susanna Fournier. Based on an original idea by Susanna Fournier & ted witzel. Directed by ted witzel. Video design and editing by Chet Tilokani. Sound Design and editing by Lendl Barcelos. Featuring: Diane Flacks, Guillermo Verdecchia, Khadijhah Roberts-Abdullah, Richard Lam. Production Design by ted witzel and Susanna Fournier. Maquette and Tiny Objects by Shawn Kerwin.