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Three Red Days / Italian Mime Theatre ()

Produced by

Bad New Days Performing Arts

Director: Adam Paolozza

Created by the company.


The Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre


October 8th, 2016 – October 23rd, 2016


A mime jumps off a building in Rome claiming no one appreciates his art. After an absurd interrogation, Russian composer Shostakovich spends three anxious days in his cramped Moscow apartment awaiting imminent arrest.

Based on two laconic anecdotes from the life and death of two very different artists, Italian Mime Suicide//Three Red Days is an experiment in storytelling using music, gesture, and image to express that which exists outside of the spoken word. It is conceived as a double bill where two poetic pieces resonate against each other in a lyrical, philosophical meditation on the relationship between art and politics, the comic and the tragic and between profundity and laughter. (


Viktor Lukawski Shostakovich / Various Roles
Miranda Calderon The Interrogator / Nina Varzar / Various Roles
Rob Feetham Shostakovich / Various Role
Adam Paolozza Shostakovich / The Mime

Creative Team

Adam Paolozza Director
Kari Pederson Dramaturge
Kari Pederson Associate Director
Anahita Dehbonehie Set Designer
Anahita Dehbonehie Projection Designer
André Du Toit Lighting Designer
Allie Marshall Costume Designer
Samuel Sholdice Sound Designer
Arif Mirabdolbaghi Musical Director
Bruce Mackinnon Arranger
Lorenzo Savoini Original Design Concept
Daniele Bartolini Creator / Past Performer


Arif Mirabdolbaghi Bass
Justin Ruppel Drums
Bruce Mackinnon Sax / Keyboards / Accordian


Dylan Tate-Howarth Stage Manager
Deborah Lim Production Manager
Omar David Rivero Graphic Designer