- Stadsdeel Centrum
After the success of OH MY IRMA at the 2012 Amsterdam Fringe, fearless, raw talent Haley McGee returns to Amsterdam with her boisterous new performance, I’m Doing This for You.
I’m Doing This For You is a big romantic gesture. A woman travels halfway around the world, to a city she’s never been to before, to throw a birthday party/comedy show for the man she loves.
He’s an aspiring stand-up comedian. Today is his birthday. The audience is her gift to him. It’s a surprise.
Funny, agonising and a little bit sad, I’m Doing This for You explores the extremes we will go in the name of obliterating our loneliness.
Part live-art, part storytelling and part improvisation, this immersive show lurches with an unusual elegance between the hilarious and the humiliating. Over the course of the evening the event evolves from an attempt to rekindle romance to an exorcism of that love. And the only way out is through.
This project was developed in residence at Battersea Arts Centre and the National Theatre School of Canada, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Other artists include Mitchell Cushman (direction) and Deborah Pearson (dramaturgy).
“disturbingly powerful… a hugely talented writer and performer” ★★★★ The Skinny
“You’ll be left hanging on her every word, movement and facial expression” ★★★★ ThreeWeeks
“Haley McGee is one to watch” A Younger Theatre
“Acutely invigorating… Sharp beyond belief… A hilarious, haunting show.” – Top 10 Plays of 2015, The Coast, Halifax
“McGee embodies weirdness exquisitely. She bounces from fantastic comedic timing to gut wrenching emotionality.” The Scene in TO
Writer / PerformerHaley McGee is an internationally acclaimed artist from Canada. She works as a writer, performer in live performance, theatre and video.