PROPHECY FOG
Written by Jani Lauzon
Directed by Franco Boni
A Paper Canoe Projects (Toronto) Production in association with The Theatre Centre

Prophecy Fog is approximately 60 minutes. 
Disclaimer: use of a fog machine and crystal singing bowls

Paper Canoe Projects in association with The Theatre Centre would like to thank the following:
The Ontario Arts Council, The Theatre Centre, Native Earth Performing Arts, Ruth Madoc-Jones, Justis Danto-Clancy, Remington North, David Cherniack, Tara Renwick, Don Koch, Trevor Schwellnus, Aluna Theatre, Marjorie Chan, Kate Ann Vandermeer and Cahoots Theatre Projects.

Additional footage of Giant Rock used by permission from David Cherniack. Originally developed through The Theatre Centre’s Tracy Wright Global Archive with additional support by the Banff Playwrights Colony and Native Earth Performing Arts.

We would like to acknowledge the traditional caretakers of this land. This piece is performed on the unceded territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nations and Ta’an Kwach’an Council. We express our thanks for the opportunity to meet and perform here today.


Jani Lauzon Writer and Performer
Jani Lauzon is a multi-disciplinary artist of Metis ancestry. She is a 6 time Dora Mavor Moore nominated actress, a Juno and CAMA nominated singer/songwriter, an award winning screen actor and the first Metis puppeteer to garner a Gemini Award. Her first short film “eu·tha·na·sia” continues to show at festivals and she is currently in pre-production for her next film, Just One Word. She was Co-Managing Artistic Director of Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble for 10 years helping to develop and tour several original works. Her company Paper Canoe Projects produces her original work including: A Side of Dreams and Prophecy Fog (both currently touring) and I Call myself Princess (slated for a 2018 production). She is also a theatre director and a very proud mother.


Franco Boni Director and Dramaturge
Since 2003 Franco Boni has served as General and Artistic Director of The Theatre Centre. He has been the Festival director of Rhubarb and Artistic Producer of SummerWorks. Recently he directed Sea Sick, a new play by journalist Alanna Mitchell. He is thrilled to be working with Jani and Melissa on Prophecy Fog. He is the inaugural recipient of the Ken McDougall Award for emerging directors, and was awarded the Rita Davies Cultural Leadership Award, recognizing his outstanding leadership in the development of arts and culture in the City of Toronto. In 2013, Franco received the George Luscombe Award for Mentorship in Theatre.


Melissa Joakim
Lighting Design, Technical Director and Stage Manager
Melissa Joakim is a lighting and projection designer, technician and stage manager in Toronto, Canada. She holds a BFA Spec.Hon.s from York University. Recent credits include: Lighting and Projection Design: A Side of Dreams (Paper Canoe Projects); A Soldier's Tale: Concert (Signal Theatre); This is the Point (Theatre Centre). Lighting Design: The Whole Shebang: Taken by Night (Dreamwalker Dance Co.);Big Plans (Theatre Brouhaha); La Chasse Galerie (Red One Theatre Collective); As You Like it (Theatre by The Bay and Shakespeare Bash'd). Projection Design: Snowblink (Concert); Ninja Funk Orchestra (Concert); Processor (Concert). Stage Management: Sea Sick (Theatre Centre); Wintersong (Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre); Dead Roads (Riser Project). 


Julia Aplin Movement Consultant
Julia Aplin’s is veteran of interdisciplinary work, creating dances for wading pools, boxing rings and cyberspace. Julia has created new work with companies such as Tiger Princess Dance Productions, Urban Vessel, Toca Loca and Theatre Gargantua, Inter Arts Matrix, SoulPepper and Company Blonde. With Dusk Dances, she won the 2014 Audience Choice Award for Inner City Sirens Part 2 and shares a Dora Mavor Moore Award for sound design with John Gzowski.