Balance

Balance

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Company
Pickles
Creator(s)
Christopher Elizabeth
Runtime
47 minutes

An anxious musician takes a cocktail of drugs as they work up the nerve to perform. As they go through the routine of taking their regular medication, they find that their prescriptions create new problems just as easy as they solve them. After feeling an emptiness from being sedated, they turn to under the table medication, sending them on a journey of self-acceptance as they fight with depression, mortality, and adulthood.


Credits

Director
Madeleine Vogelaar
Christopher Elizabeth
Dramaturg
Madeleine Vogelaar
Cast
Christopher Elizabeth
Poster Art
Jeremy Burke
Editor
Christopher Elizabeth
Producer
Christopher Elizabeth
Elena Reyes Sanchez
Madeleine Vogelaar
Director of Photography
Demetre Kalmantis

More about the company

This production was created by a team consisting of members of the Black, First Nations, Latin American, and Queer communities.


Accessibility information

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Land acknowledgement

Pickles Digital Theatre Company has members currently on the lands belonging to: the Anishinaabek (Ah-nish-in-a-bek), the Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), the Lūnaapéewak (Len-ah- pay-wuk), the Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run), the Anishnaabe (An-ish-in-aabe), the Huron-Wendat (Wawn-dat), and the Potawatomi (POT-uh-WATT-uh-ME) peoples. Turtle Island has been protected by Indigenous peoples for millennia before European settlers arrived, and they are still actively fighting against colonization. It is also important to know that the nation presently called Canada still has yet to reconcile any of the past or present atrocities ordered by their Imperialist leaders. Good resources to begin your journey of learning about the people who tended to the land you presently occupy are https://www.irsss.ca/home and https://native-land.ca/.


Content advice

Not recommended for persons under 14 years of ageMature language

Drug use, suicide mentions, and anxiety attacks.


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