Written by Joshua Bainbridge
Directed by Joshua Bainbridge & Jennifer Carroll
James is a lonely young man living with his brother in the rundown farmhouse left to them by their parents. Invading cult members, a romantic interest in his distant cousin and an invisible dog-man contribute to the growing tension between brothers strained by 15 years of secrecy, anger and shame.
Comedic and serious, light and introspective, Sit, James is an exploration of trust, family and mental illness.
OCT 18th-20th, 2018 in UXBRIDGE at the Uxbridge Music Hall (A part of Celebration of the Arts)
NOV 2nd-3rd, 2018 in STOUFFVILLE at 19 On the Park
MAY 29th, 2019 in PARRY SOUND at the Stockey Centre
JUNE 27th-29th in NORTH BAY at the Widdifield Theatre
The Proscenium Club would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for the ongoing support.
Our province would not be the same without you.
Background: Proscenium Club has been active in the Northern theatre scene for the past few years working in various capacities. After formalizing in 2016, Proscenium Club conducted their first project I Live with Him Every Day, which presented at 3 different venues in rural areas of Ontario as a pilot to establish interest in future tours. The Life and Death of John the Milkman was he first formalized tour by this emerging theatre troupe and ran six venues over the 2017/2018 season. Director Joshua Bainbridge, who founded Proscenium Club, has been writing and producing his own works since 2010 after graduating from Canadore College’s Theatre Arts program. Seeing a shortage of new theatrical works emerging from Northern Ontario, he brought together several passionate like-minded artists to form a self-sufficient professional theatre company to create and produce new Canadian works.
“Bainbridge’s play is important. He is reminding us that what people present to the world is not the whole picture, and mental illness is a much deeper inner dialogue.”
Support: The Proscenium Club is seeking venues to either commission or partner on our tour of Sit, James during the 2018 – 2019 season. This is an Equity 2.1 Independent Production with a full cast and crew including CAEA members. We are open to any recommendations for scheduling, dates and performances. We also have a highly qualified group of professionals willing to conduct educational activities or workshops as part of this tour.
Proscenium Club has secured an Ontario Arts Council touring grant to support this work allowing for costs associated to travel and accommodations to be covered by the grant, allowing your presenting space to engage with this production at a reasonable rate. We want to explore partnerships and disseminate this performance as far and wide as possible.