March 15 – March 19, 2017
All shows at 7:30pm except Sunday the 19th is a 2:00pm matinee.
Directed by Joey Tremblay
Production Design by Roger Schultz
Starring: Jayden Pfeifer with Amy Matysio, Michael Scholar Jr, Kris Alvarez, Kenn Mcleod
Bad Blood is a gothic retelling of Joey Tremblay’s harrowing experience with the Saskatchewan Healthcare System. One part horror story and one part stand-up comedy, Bad Blood is a thrilling roller coaster ride through the many emotions of patienthood.
Bad Blood is not a critique of health care systems, but an examination of these institutions’ relationships to empathy and healing. This is play grounded in the idiosyncrasies of Saskatchewan Healthcare but relevant to any Canadian audience who has experienced the complexities of the public health care system. This is theatre created from a personal impulse, which promises to resonate across the country.
“Bad Blood reveals the imperative to humanize the patient experience. In this remarkable play, we learn what can happen when a person is subject to the “medical gaze” and depersonalization. Joey Tremblay’s work is an amazing account; an emotional roller coaster of joy, sorrow, tragedy, and the power found in human connection.”
David Gregory,Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing
“There is no doubt in my mind that this work had a profound effect on those who attended, particularly our young health care workers. This is an impactful work, and it manages to successfully situate itself between art and life, bringing us a poetic, challenging and moving lived experience that we can all learn from.”
Rae Staseson – Dean, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, University of Regina
Bad Blood was originally written with the assistance of a Sask. Arts Board Writing Grant and received a workshop with Curtain Razors in May 2014.