13 Tableaux of a Precarious Worker (2018)
13 Tableaux of a Precarious Worker is a play about the growth of precarious work and its impacts on individuals in the neoliberal era. It tells the untold story of this insecure, non-standard, part-time, temporary form of employment that leads to the lack of benefits, low wages, dangerous working conditions, juggling multiple jobs, longer hours of work and unpredictable futures for workers. The storyline of the play consists of 13 different scenes and stories of precarious workers—from different occupations and sectors.
Play development early production took place onMay 1 & 2, 2018 at 7:30pm at Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue Ottawa, ON)
David Whiteley (cellist)
Özgür Çınar and Gülden Özcan
Assistant Stage Manager:
Costume and Prop Designer:
Alejandro Salgado Cendales
Graphic and Poster Designer:
Co-authors Özgür Çınar and Gülden Özcan thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for its financial support in research-creation stage of this play.
Negative Theatre acknowledges gracious support from
City of Ottawa
Special thanks to
Multinational gRape Corporations (2010)
Outstanding Fringe Production, nominated at the 2011 Prix Rideau Awards
“multinational gRape corporations” is an innovative and critical play nourished by negative dialectics. The play is about a couple whose lives have been taken over by the ongoing advertisements and fragments in particular, institutions and bigger authorities in general. It reflects an imminent critique of the effects of culture industry which we are heavily experiencing in our every day lives. By the same token, the play is also a critique of US war in Iraq, Fascist regimes in the world, Immigration policy of Canada, current economic crises, ongoing attempts of the governments to promote precarious work and ecological crisis. Through unfolding the contradictions inherit in these realities the show tries to get the audiences think critically about these issues.