: This launch event marks the premiere of the filmed version of Cracked: new light on dementia, an innovative research-based theatre production that challenges the stigma associated with dementia, inspires alternative ways of thinking about dementia, and encourages everyone to take part in making this a better world for people living with dementia.
Cracked follows two women with dementia and their families, from diagnosis through to their new lives in a long-term care home. The families grapple with what the diagnosis means, if and how the diagnosis changes their relationships and how they struggle to be with each other in the present where the persons with dementia call them to be.
Cracked is based on research conducted by Drs. Pia Kontos, Sherry Dupuis, Gail Mitchell, and Christine Jonas-Simpson, all of whom are health researchers who specialize in the areas of aging, dementia, and research-based drama. The researchers developed the original play collaboratively with professional actors, people living with dementia, and their families.
*This is a free event, but advance registration is required in order to guarantee a seat at the event. Tickets at the door are first come, first served. Doors open at 7:30pm.
The event includes: the premiere screening of the film; a Q&A with the actors, researchers, producers, and director; and a free raffle to win 1 of 3 Kobo eReaders with gift cards. Sponsors of the event include the Waugh Family Foundation, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, Rakuten Kobo, and the Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance at the University of Waterloo.
Film director: Anthony Grani
Play director/playwright: Julia Gray
Performers: Susan Applewhaite, Lori Nancy Kalamanski, Mary Ellen MacLean, Tim Machin, Claire Frances Muir, Andy Pogson, Alan K. Sapp
Stage manager: Elizabeth McDermott
Set and Costume Design: Lindsay Anne Black
Music composition/director: Tim Machin
Cinematographer: Ann Tipper
: January 19th, 2018 at 8:00pm
: January 19th, 2018 at 9:30pm
: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
: 506 Bloor St W