PEST ME PET ME
Lock your trash bins and oil your drain pipes. Raccoon is QUEEN in the 6ix. Pest Me Pet Me follows two raccoons who face off with two female roommates undergoing a suspicious renoviction from their downtown Toronto apartment. United by ongoing compost bin wars and raccoon Instagram funerals, the two species find themselves with more in common than previously thought. Pest Me Pet Me is a physical theatre, research-based play that explores themes of displacement, female rage, and housing and work precarity in Toronto through raccoon-human relationships. This work aims to address the multitude of stereotypes, judgements, and limitations attached to certain species, genders and sexualities through physical exploration, satire and comedy. In a surprising Frankenstein twist, the Ford-era in Toronto has amassed enough garbage to bring forth a formidable new enemy. Hell hath no fur(r)y like a raccoon scorned.
Original workshop production presented by Animacy Theatre Collective at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2020 support by the OAC and TAC
Created & Performed by Morgan Johnson & Alexandra Simpson
Directed by Heather Marie Annis
Produced by Rebecca Ballarin
Stage Managed by Kristin Freeland
Lighting Design by Logan Cracknell
Photography & Website Design by Kathryn Hanson
Special thank you to Arts & Letters Club Toronto for providing rehearsal space through their Community Outreach Program
Thank you for the support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).
Animacy Theatre Collective is proud to be a company in residence at Generator.