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Canuck Downunder


About The Show

<em>Canuck Downunder</em> is based on true events. 

The play follows Jess, a 22 year old from Alberta who now resides in New York City. As she comes to terms with the loss of her older brother Stephen “Canuck Downunder” Kazamel, we see how the “tweet generation” impacts on her accepting his death. 

Canuck Downunder explores our presence on social media, and what remains once we die. Suddenly everything we shared; photos, status updates, & even Candy Crush invites, preserve our existence as memories for loved ones.  Does this new form of communication lack emotion & personality? Is our technologically advanced world aiding us in growing healthy relationships, or are we too busy hiding behind the perfect profile picture?

About The Artists

<strong>Joseph Hayward (Director)</strong> -  is an actor/director based in New York & London.  He is thrilled to be presenting the world premiere of Canuck Downunder, both as director and Co-founder of Dalliant Productions.  Recent Credits include: Assistant Director for US Open Championship 2014 (CBS), Company Manager for Jewish Plays Project & Fabian in Twelfth Night.  Joseph is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

<strong>Jessica Kazamel (Playwright)</strong> - is a Canadian actress, currently studying at The Playhouse West, Brooklyn Lab. She began writing Canuck Downunder in 2012 after the passing of her older brother, Stephen Kazamel. Jess is beyond grateful to all her friends and family who have supported her in the creation of this piece, especially the director, Joseph Hayward, who has been a part of the process since the beginning.

<strong>Dalliant Productions (Producer)</strong> - A new company dedicated to producing high quality theatre, with new and emerging artists.

Later Event: September 7