A California-born Jew travels to a landlocked country to learn to surf. Pop music, dentistry, and family stories collide with Holocaust humour, inflatable palm trees, and fantasy beaches.
Artistic Team: Director/Writer: Julie Hammond; Sound Design: Matthew Ariaratnam; Scenic Design: Robert Leveroos; Lighting Design: Kyla Gardiner; Dramaturg / Expert Jew: Caroline Liffmann; Consulting Designer: Natalie Purschwitz; Assistant Lighting Design: Jocelyn Kim; Skateboard refinishing: Cindy Kao
Cast: Julie Hammond, Amanda Sum, Nicola Rough, Matthew Ariaratnam
Performances: June 15-17, 2017; NW New Works Festival, On the Boards, Seattle, WA
Môj Gidget is a 20 minute performance created by writer-director Julie Hammond, performers Amanda Sum & Nicola Rough, dramaturg Caroline Liffmann, designers Mathew Ariaratnam, Robert Leveroos, Kyla Gardiner, Natalie Purschwitz, and workshop participants Annie Therrien Boulos, Eddy Van Wyk, Montserrat Videla, and Dominique Jenkins.
Research and travel for this project was made possible in part by a Graduate International Travel Award, Travel and Minor Research Award, and the FCAT Travel fund.