In 2011, performer Tannis Kowalchuk suffered a stroke. As she struggled with recovery and the profound shock to her sense of self, Tannis decided to do what she does best - collaborate with other artists to make a play. struck is an exploration of neuroscience and brain trauma. It is a poetic dance on the razor-edge of mortality, as the brain and body look for meaning and struggle to communicate, recover and re-discover the sense of "self" after a crisis.
Coproduced by Cleveland Public Theatre and NACL Theatre this project has been funded by a widely successful Kickstarter campaign and represents CPT's commitment to launching extraordinary works of theatre that will have an impact locally and nationally. struck will go on to perform a full run at the prestigious HERE Arts Center in New York City December, 2013.
Directed by Ker Wells, this moving tale of one woman and the journey into her own mind and its recovery features CPT favorite Brett Keyser (Darwinii, Open Mind Firmament) and Tannis Kowalchuk. Ker and Tannis were last seen at CPT in The Confessions of Punch and Judy.
World Premiere/Devised Work
Reviews from STRUCK in NYC
NY Times, Neil Genzlinger
nytheatre now, Rochelle Denton
ElectronicLinkJourneyBlog, Laurie Lawson
By NACL Theatre
Directed by Ker Wells
Featuring Tannis Kowalchuk and Brett Keyser
Coproduced with NACL Theatre
March 21 - April 06 2013
Gordon Square Theatre
Tickets are $10 - $25
"Keyser and Kowalchuk are arresting performers who are fascinating to watch..."
Andrea Simakis, The Plain Dealer
"If theater can be truly immersive-employing light, sound and movement in continually surprising ways-then "Struck" is the perfect example."
Christine Howey, RaveandPan
"CPT's production of 'Struck' is a blitzkrieg on your senses"
Mark Horning, Examiner.com