2021 FALL SEASON
After five years in development, Shakespeare by the Sea and Eastern Front Theatre are thrilled to announce the world premiere of FAT JULIET, a new play by Stevey Hunter, directed by Kat McCormack.
FAT JULIET is a modern re-telling of Romeo & Juliet told entirely from Juliet’s point of view, who happens to be fat. With all the joy and teenage angst of a first love, FAT JULIET is an exciting sleepover-style romp that takes an intimate look at what it is to love yourself.
A mix of both modern language and the heightened text of the original, the entire play takes place on a giant four-poster bed, created by emerging designer Ell Zagar. The show will also feature illustrations by local artist Mollie Cronin (@art.brat.comics), who is known for her funny and celebratory representations of fat bodies. Hillsburn’s Jackson Fairfax-Perry is composing the dreamy synth-pop score, while award-winning designer Jess Lewis tackles lighting. Emerging designers Christian Ludwig Hansen and Angel Fournier will take on video and costumes, respectively.
The play will open on October 22nd and run until October 31st at EFT’s home venue of Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth, NS. Cabaret-style seating of socially-distanced tables for two and four will be sold on a sliding scale of Pay-What-You-Can pricing, with the lowest starting at $20 per person. There will also be a Pay-What-You-Can preview and performances with ASL interpreters - dates to be announced.
CAST & CREW
JULIET Stevey Hunter
ROMEO Peter Sarty
NURSE Lou Campbell
TYBALT Nathan Simmons
DIRECTOR Kat McCormack
CHOREOGRAPHER Zomi Tombing
SET DESIGNER Ell Zagar
COSTUME DESIGNER Everette Fournier
LIGHTING DESIGNER Jessica Lewis
COMPOSER + SOUND DESIGNER Jackson Fairfax-Perry
STRINGS Rosanna Burrill
VIDEO + PROJECTION DESIGNER Christian Ludwig Hansen
ILLUSTRATIONS Mollie Cronin
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Patricia Vinluan
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Brenda Duran
SCENIC DESIGNER MENTOR Struan Robertson
VIDEO + PROJECTION MENTOR Anna Shepard
COSTUME MENTOR Leesa Hamilton
COMPOSER + SOUND MENTOR Aaron Collier
ACCESSIBILITY CONSULTANT Sara Graham
ASL INTERPRETER Rhonda Kaassamani
ASL INTERPRETER Carolyn Carter
FOR SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA
MANAGING & CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Elizabeth Murphy
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Jesse MacLean
FOR EASTERN FRONT THEATRE
GENERAL MANAGER Elsa Pihl
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY COORDINATOR Daniel Wittnebel
ACCESSIBILITY NOTES & CONTENT WARNING
ASL Interpretation available on Thursday, October 28th at 7:30pm and Saturday, October 30th at 7:30pm.
Heightened Narration and Touch Tours available at select performances - dates to be announced.
There will be Active Listeners available for each performance, as well as a designated quiet Chill-Out Space.
All washrooms will be designated All Gender.
All chairs are armless with 15.5" cushioned seats.
Alderney Landing has free parking on weeknights and weekends.
The theatre is accessible via elevator. There are no stairs or inclines between the entrance and the cabaret tables.
If you have other questions or concerns about accessibility, please email Info@EasternFrontTheatre.com.
Fatphobia, dieting, power abusive relationships, drug use/pills.
If you have specific concerns about content, please email Kat@EasternFrontTheatre.com.
This production has been generously supported by the following government partners: