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Aperture ()

Produced by

The Amy Project

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwrights: Saba Akhtar and Clover Boxtop and Bessie Cheng and Celia Green and Julia Hunter and Socheata Kong and Whitney Kyera and Callie Presniak and Ashley Duncan and Aidan Holden-Jones and Sherman Tsang
Director: Sarah Kitz


Factory Studio Theatre


August 6th, 2015 – August 10th, 2015


Aperture: who framed your imagination? This show is a collective challenge that puts personal politics under the lens. Join the ensemble of the AMY Project as they ask questions and make discoveries about the way women let ourselves – and don’t let ourselves – imagine. What moments and events in our lives shape our imagination, and what moments cause our relationship in our imagination to shift? How does our ability to imagine relate to how we perceive ourselves, society, and our place in society?

Witness a reflection on gender-based themes – body image, beauty standards, sexual orientation, and family structures –that explodes into a confrontation of how we talk about the themes – usually characterized by uncertainty, questions and (distinctly ‘female’) politeness. As they grapple through these subjects, the ensemble seizes the camera, opens the aperture, and re-frames the conversation. (


Saba Akhtar Performer
Clover Boxtop Performer
Bessie Cheng Performer
Celia Green Performer
Julia Hunter Performer
Socheata Kong Performer
Whitney Kyera Performer
Callie Presniak Performer

Creative Team

Saba Akhtar Playwright
Clover Boxtop Playwright
Bessie Cheng Playwright
Celia Green Playwright
Julia Hunter Playwright
Socheata Kong Playwright
Whitney Kyera Playwright
Callie Presniak Playwright
Ashley Duncan Playwright
Aidan Holden-Jones Playwright
Sherman Tsang Playwright
Sarah Kitz Director
Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu Associate Director
Amanda Nicholls Assistant Director
Anna Treusch Set Designer
Anna Treusch Costume Designer
C.J. Astronomo Lighting Designer
Kai Masaoka Sound Designer
Sara De Melo Assistant Set Designer
Sara De Melo Assistant Costume Designer


Heather Bellingham Stage Manager
Laura Paduch Production Manager
Rebecca Vandevelde Projection Consultant


Bryan Eaton Venue Technician
Debbie Courchene Venue Technician