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Thursday, June 9, 2011

EVENT: I'm Still Here (Fringe 2011)

                                                                                 June 8th, 2011

I’m Still Here the play PRESS RELEASE:   For Immediate Release
Chameleon Players Theatre
I’m Still Here
By Margarita Romero
    Photo credit: Chris Hicks

“On the cruise ship, I forgot about playing the piano and writing for the arts, I just worked hard” ~ ANA
Directed by Deanna Dobie
I’m Still Here is based on the real life stories of five Montreal women who immigrated to Canada. From these interviews emerged Ana’s story, a widow and mother with a passion for piano. Having to flee her country, Ana encounters poverty, racism and discrimination, working for the cruise ship industry.
PERFORMANCES: June 10-19, 2011
SALLE/ VENUE: 11  La Elastica
June 10  
June 11  
June 13  
June  16
June 17  
June 19 
10:00pm Opening night
8:00pm (2 for 1)
7:00pm Closing Night 

4602 Boul. St-Laurent  Montreal 
(near  metro Mont-Royal)

TICKETS: $12 General $10 Students/ Seniors 

 Written by Margarita Romero (Brooming Out) and directed by Deanna Dobie (Bedbugs, The Crackwalker, Lost and Found). I’m Still Here stars Margarita Romero as ANA. The creative team behind I’M STILL HERE includes Ishelle Macz stage manager, Rachael Picard assistant stage manager Deborah Sullivan and Ishelle Macz designers.
Set in the present day, Ana, a young journalist, reflects on her life in Peru and her eventual immigration and new life in Canada. After arriving in Montreal she finds herself working at a series of service jobs, waitressing in various restaurants. The title, I’m Still Here, represents Ana’s sentiment when she is unable to find a job in her field, journalism. The concept of being invisible is addressed when Ana is confronted with less than ideal situations, attitudes and judgments in her new surroundings.

Margarita Romero (Playwright) was born in Lima, Peru where she studied at the Theatre School of Universidad Católica del Perú. She immigrated to Canada in 2005 and recently graduated with a Major in Theatre (BFA) from Concordia University. 
Deanna Dobie (Director) is currently completing a Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre and Development at Concordia University. Her resume includes acting, stage managing, directing, and conducting drama workshops. Deanna’s most recent directorial work, Bedbugs, was presented this spring at The Freestanding Room. 
Deborah Sullivan (Costume, Set and Sound Design) just graduated from Concordia University's Design for the Theatre program. Recent credits include props design for Faeries (Concordia University), costume design for The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Les Productions Temenos), Bedbugs, Who/Nani/Qui and Red Noses.
Ishelle Macz (Stage manager/Lighting Design) is pursuing a BFA in Theatre and Development at Concordia University. Past lighting design credits include The Vagina Monologues (2010), SIPA Short Works Festival (2010), and Darwin: Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2011).
Rachael Picard (Assistant stage manager) studies Creative Writing at Concordia University. Her most recent credits include Bedbugs and her most recent play, Astray, which participated in a reading at the Theater Café in Montreal. 

Playing at Salle/Venue 11 La Elastica 4602 Boul. St -Laurent

Six Shows dates
June 10th FRI @ 22:00         June 11th SAT @ 14:45
June 13th MON @ 20:00      June 16th THU @ 22:00
                                       June17th FRI @ 18:30            June19th SUN @ 19:00

 “As a journalist, I wrote about the arts and in my free time I played the piano. I was not involved in     politics; but they said everything was political.” ~ ANA
        Media Contact:
       Deanna Dobie H: 514.564.7577 Cell: 514.592.7577



  1. It is a good one. i saw the first version at Sipa's in 2009... do not miss it this time!

  2. Funny, full of emotions and diverse locations. There is not a dull moment. You must see it


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