Written & Performed by Graham Isador
Directed by Tom Arthur Davis & Jivesh Parasram
Situational Anarchy is 100% true. Sort of.
For the past thirteen years Graham Isador has been in an on again/off again relationship with transgender rockstar Laura Jane Grace. The relationship is characterized by two main factors:
1. Laura Jane Grace is the lead singer, lyricist, and front woman for the punk rock band Against Me.
2. Laura Jane Grace does not know that Graham exists.
Framed as an open letter to the singer, Isador chronicles his teenage years spent in the Southern Ontario punk scene, sharing stories of Internet message boards, strip mall record stores, and concerts in basements and backrooms.
Situational Anarchy is a one-man storytelling show about the growing pains of adolescence and the inevitable heartbreak of teenage conviction.
Upcoming Production Information:
Dates & Times:
May 24th-27thand May 31st-June 3rd
All shows at 8pm, with an additional performance June 3rd at 4pm
Stop, Drop, and Roll (Located Above Rancho Relaxo)
300 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1R9
Door tickets are Pay What You Want
Advanced tickets are $15
Very limited seating. Only 25 seats per night.
All proceeds from the show (after expenses) will be donated to TRANS LIFE LINE/GENDER IS OVER.
"★★★★. Critics' Pick. Rich, well-crafted and emotionally-potent... Isador’s presentation style is immediately engaging and his stories balance funny tongue-in-cheek self-deprecation and nerdy punk rock sidebars with profound insights gleaned from the tumult of his teen years."
-Jordan Bimm, NOW Magazine
"Filled with rage and vulnerability, Situational Anarchy is a stirring ode to that time when we cared about something so much it’s a wonder we survived the enormity of our care."
-Kelly Bedard, My Entertainment World
“Graham Isador is a gentle soul who takes an unflinching look at the big-little struggles of our lives."
-Guillermo Verdecchia, Governer General’s Award Winner
“Graham has a unique voice and a great sense of timing. As a storyteller he’s a pleasure to watch.”
-Frank Turner, singer/songwriter
Awards & Accolades:
Honourable Mention SUMMERWORKS PRIZE FOR PRODUCTION • SummerWorks 2016
May, 2017 • A Co-Production with Pressgang • Stop, Drop & Roll • Toronto
August, 2016 • A Co-Production with Pressgang • As a part of SummerWorks Performance Festival • The Drake Underground • Toronto
This project has been made possible through the generous support of The Ontario Arts Council (through the OAC Theatre Creators' Reserve Program as recommended by Cahoots Theatre Company).