From: April 30, 2017
Tickets starting at FREE
SUNDAY @ THE SEGAL
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 - 11:00 A.M.
Dr. Eugene Bereza
Explore the history, themes and ideas behind each Segal production with this enriching pre-show lecture series designed to enhance your theatre experience.
*This Sunday @ The Segal will not be live streamed.*
As Canada moves forward with its controversial exploration of legislation surrounding medical aid in dying, our panelists share their expertise on the ethical and legal implications of palliative care and their personal experiences around dying with dignity.
Complimentary coffee and snacks will be served before Sunday @ The Segal.
A preview performance will follow the discussion at 1:30 P.M.
Toula Drimonis is a freelance writer and editor based in Montreal. A former News Director and long-time columnist for TC Media, her freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, the National Post, Ms. Magazine, Buzzfeed Canada, Policy Mic, and Le Journal de Montréal, among others. She was a current affairs panelist on French-language Bazzo TV, is currently a columnist with Ricochet Media, a women's issues contributor and political panelist on MaTV's City Life, and a frequent commentator on Radio-Canada, CTV, and CJAD. For daily musings and observations about politics, feminism, and life in general, you can follow her on Twitter at @toulastake, or read her work at headspacepress.com or www.ricochet.media.
Physician, Bioethicist & MUHC Medical Expert
Dr. Eugene Bereza is a physician and bioethicist with a background in literature, music therapy and palliative care. He is currently Director of the MUHC Centre for Applied Ethics, where he has instituted an innovative program for an integrated, multi-disciplinary, professional approach to applied ethics.
Dr. Bereza's expertise is clinical ethics consultation and health policy development. Over the last 25 years, he has been formally consulted on more than 2,750 clinical cases at the bedside. He has taken a leadership and co-authorship role in policy writing for the Quebec Medical Association, the Canadian Medical Association, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He has testified before Canadian Senate committees, Quebec Commissions and the Supreme Court of British Columbia on issues that included end-of-life care, palliative care, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Most recently, he was a member of the Groupe de travail interdisciplinaire sur l'aide médicale à mourir at Québec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services.
Text, Performance & Lighting Design for How to Disappear Completely
An award winning lighting designer, writer and performer, Itai is the founder of The Elbow Theatre in Vancouver, for whom he co-wrote and performed in A Very Narrow Bridge (Chutzpah 2016) and This Is Not A Conversation (Belfry, 2017). Itai’s one man show: How to Disappear Completely (The Chop, directed by James Long) premiered at the 2010 Chutzpah Festival, this is the 23rd remount in 17 cities. It won the best director award at the 2013 Summerworks Festival, and was shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation and the Brighton Fringe Award at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and to the first prize at the 2014 Dublin Fringe. He has designed over 250 shows for theatre and dance companies all over North America and Europe. Companies such as: The Stratford Festival (11 shows), The Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Playhouse, Arts Club Theatre, Bard on the Beach, National Arts Centre, The Citadel, MTC, The Jerusalem Lab, Haifa Theatre, Tamasha Theatre, Box Clever and Teatro Villa Velha in Salvador, Brazil. Itai has won three Jessie Richardson Awards, the ADC's Jack King Award, a Dora Mavor Moore Award, Victoria’s Spotlight Choice Award, a Guthrie Award, and the Design Award at the Dublin Fringe Festival. He is a member of Associated Designers of Canada. www.itaierdal.com www.theelbow.ca
PARTNERSThe Segal Centre’s public programs are generously supported by Richter.