Everyday Life and Other Odds and Ends
Everyday Life and Other Odds and Ends, Charlotte Meehan’s multimedia play with dance, premiered March 12 – 27, 2022 in the Jackie Liebergott Theater at the Paramount Center (Boston) in a co-production with ArtsEmerson. The play, which addresses living with Parkinson’s disease, embodies the joy, love, pain, and hilarity played out in three diverse couples struggling to cope. Onscreen the intervention of doctors, therapists, and actual people with Parkinson’s brings a touch of the absurd with journeys into the sublime as this story of love, courage, and compassion unfolds.
Directed by Tara Brooke Watkins, choreographed by Peter DiMuro, with videography by Lee François. DiMuro was nominated for an Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Choreography, for his work with Public Displays of Motion company members and twelve people with Parkinson’s who participated in the dance.
Performed by Christina Chan, Gloria Crist, Emily Crosta, Bruce Kaye, Evelyn Holley, Mal Malme, Dayenne C.B. Walters, Veronica Anastasio Wiseman
Onscreen actors: Kevin Becerra, Stephanie Burlington Daniels, Barbara Wallace Grossman, Marshall Hughes, Vincent Ratsavong
“Absolutely brilliant. Brilliantly done! Very emotional. Very powerful.”
“Disability activists, disabled performers, and invested persons can rest assured that Everyday Life and Other Odds and Ends worked with the PD community to create this work. Sleeping Weazel’s cast, crew and designers have done some gorgeous creative work on this show.”
– Kitty Drexel, The New England Theatre Geek
“The dance sequence features a variety of people with different abilities, including some with Parkinson’s. DiMuro is the founder of Public Displays of Motion. His company creates dance and dance theater, “translating the humane within everyday lives into extraordinary studies of the human condition,” making him an ideal choice for “Everyday Life and Other Odds and Ends.”