Upintheair Theatre Presents Haley McGee's West Coast Premiere

I'm Doing This For you

‘You get comedy and cake. I get to correct a mistake.’

A woman travels halfway around the world to give the man she loves the thing she thinks he wants the most.

He’s an aspiring stand-up comedian and today is his birthday. The audience is her gift to him and it’s a surprise! Blending storytelling, live-art and improvisation, Haley McGee delivers a spellbinding performance in I’m Doing This for You. Filled with startling turns from the hilarious to the humiliating, this award winning show delves deep into just how far a person will go to not be alone.

I'm Doing This for You premiered in the fall of 2015 at DaPoPo Theatre's Live-In Festival (Halifax, Canada) and TheatreDiscounter (Berlin, Germany).  Since then it has toured to Summerhall (Edinburgh), BAC (London), The Bike Shed (Exeter), The Basement (Brighton), Drayton Arms (London), The Palace Festival (Piotrowicz Nieske, Poland), Tampere International Theatre Festival (Tampere, Finland), Comedy Cafe (Amsterdam), World Peace Theatre (Kawasaki, Japan), Theatre Passe Muraille, Storefront Theatre & Videofag (all in Toronto).   It won a Lustrum Award for Artistic Excellence, the Drayton Arms' Brompton Prize and was short-listed for the Brighton Fringe Award
 

Awards

★★★★ “funny, strange, excruciating and affecting" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "McGee delivers a spellbinding performance" - Broadway Baby
★★★★ "funny, quirky and ultimately heartbreaking" - Edinburgh Spotlight
★★★★ "shocking, sexy, mysterious, dirty and courageous... go" - Mumble Theatre
★★★★ "powerhouse performance... equally hilarious, poignant and arresting" - FringeBiscuit

WINNER Summerhall Lustrum Award - For Greatest Festival Moments
WINNER Brompton Prize, Drayton Arms Eddies Awards
SHORTLIST Brighton Fringe Award of Excellence

Written and performed by Haley McGee
Directed by Mitchell Cushman
Dramaturgy by Deborah Pearson
Design by Shannon Lea Doyle

Produced by Haley McGee (Toronto)

www.haleymcgee.ca

Venue: The Culture Lab
60 minutes

 

rEvolver 2017 Mainstage Shows

VENUE - The Cultch:  1398 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC