Djinn Joint

Djinn Joint
Company
Velvet Duke Productions
Creator(s)
Velvet Wells
Runtime
60 minutes

dJerald the Djinn is the definition of a people-pleaser–working around the clock to grant wishes to make others happy. Unfortunately, an impending deadline for a million-wish contract threatens his chance at retiring. Help is only a wish away.

Through humorous songs and storytelling, "Djinn Joint" explores Velvet’s inner conflict between people-pleasing and erasing the “magical Black man” trope.

"Djinn Joint" is an all-ages, audience interactive adventure into the world of genies, developed by and starring Velvet Wells.

A link to the Djinn Joint Wish Fulfillment Centre can be found by copying and pasting the URL: https://forms.gle/f6Q4R39KR4r9c2pg6


Credits

Director
Velvet Wells
Producer
Velvet Duke Productions
Music
Velvet Wells
Fallen Stars
Brenna Judkins
Caitlin Farley
Brianna Unger
Stage Manager
Brianna Unger
Technical Coordinator & Wish Tracker
Caitlin Farley
Mayor of Gather.Town
Ellen Reade

More about the company

Velvet Duke Productions is owned and operated by a member of the Black, queer, and asexual communities. They hired another non-binary performer to assist in the production of "Djinn Joint." In 2019, Velvet Duke Productions debuted “Personal Demon Hunter” at the Toronto Fringe Festival and Victoria Fringe Festival.


Performances

  Date Time
30th October 8:00pm Sign Language Closed Captioning  
4th November 8:00pm Closed Captioning  
7th November 8:00pm Closed Captioning  
13th November 8:00pm Sign Language Closed Captioning  
20th November 2:00pm Closed Captioning  
28th November 8:00pm Sign Language Closed Captioning  

Accessibility information

“Djinn Joint” takes place on the gather.town platform.  Auto-Transcribed Captions are available for gather.town when using the Google Chrome browser with "Live Caption" enabled. Find this setting under "Accessibility" in "Settings" on your browser. 

Performances on October 30th, November 13th, and 28th will all be ASL interpreted.

Please note: gather.town works best on a computer, rather than a tablet or a phone.


More about the digital show experience

Location: Djinn Joint takes place on our gather.town platform, and is located on the far north end of the map, through the entrance marked with a triple rainbow. When you first enter gather.town you will begin at the south end of the map. Walk directly north in a straight line from there and you will reach the Djinn Joint gather.town space.

Djinn Joint is an audience interactive show. Interactive objects will be present for all to discover and explore. You can volunteer to submit wishes ahead of time – you are allowed to submit more than one response, especially if you are participating as a group on one device. You can also submit requests during the performance!


Land acknowledgement

I recognize our privilege in connecting virtually. I grew up in Tkaronto, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. I’m now situated in Ottawa, built on unceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory.


Content advice

Parental guidance advisedAbrupt cuesAudience participation

Content warning - we cannot predict what audience members will say.

Audience participation details

Volunteer audience engagement will occur throughout the production.


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