Look out world!
Here comes Analiese!
Armed with only her wits and an uncanny knack for getting herself in trouble, Analiese will regale you all with the tales of her life- from octopus heists, to the early days of Youtube, to accidentally getting banned from America. Analiese has been there, done it all.
Created by Kyra Van Den Enden during her final year at Ryerson's Performance Acting program, catch this fleshed out one-woman show this summer!
Analeise is a character that is near and dear to my heart.I discovered her in the second year of my undergrad in a mask class taught by Perry Schneiderman.
When I put on the mask that would eventually inspire Analeise I immediately thought “this character has a Russian accent”. The only problem with that was that I could not speak with a Russian accent at the time.
I could not let that stop me! I had already fallen in love. So when asked where her accent came from in a mask improvisation session, I knew saying Russia would not suffice, and so, the only logical explanation was that the character herself did not know where she was from. From that point onward the idea of Analeise blossomed and grew into the woman she is today.
Analeise is about self discovery, the need to fit in and what happens when you just can’t. Analeise suffers from amnesia and does not remember, or know, how to fit in. As a result she learns about the world as she goes without context or prejudice, drawing inspirations from her idol, Audrey Hepburn or was it Holly Golightly? Wait! Is that Cary Grant in her bathtub?
-Kyra Van Den Enden
The workshop will take place at the lemontree studios, located at 58 Stewart Street near King and Spadina. August 17th-19th, at 7pm each day.
The show will run an estimated 60 minutes with no intermission. As this is a workshop, the time will be variable, depending on the development between now and then. There will be feedback questionnaires available after the performance. We want to hear from you!
The space is not accessible, unfortunately. There is a bathroom on site.
Tickets: 10$ cash at the door.
Nearest ATM is at 322 King St W. There is no ATM in the space.
Parking: There is no parking dedicated to the studio, but there are nearby parking lots and street parking.