by Shakeil Rollock | A Theatre Passe Muraille and Shakeil Rollock co-production in association with b current
Image by Gessy Robin Shumbusho
Okay, you can stop now is a physical theatre experience that explores how we deal with, manipulate, and come to terms with information. Four performers are invited into a landscape full of newspapers: a tangible form of history. Over time, knowing that history is continual, the weight of the news gets the better of each individual.
Through personal accounts and collective experience, each performer navigates their relationship to privilege and power: how do we move forward once history has indelibly been changed.
February 5 to 12, 2023
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) Mainspace Theatre
Digital: Available in a digital format
$10 | $30 | $60
Playwright and Choreographer
Tickets & Show times
Black Out Night for Okay, you can stop now will take place February 9 at 7:30pm
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Shakeil Rollock is a dancer, choreographer and instructor living in Toronto. Starting dance late at the age of seventeen, he graduated from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. His experience in dance genres expands from ballet to the afro diaspora (and even includes some gems like classical chinese and mime). Shakeil has developed his experience through working with artists such as Draico (Step Up & Zombies 3), Hollywood Jade (Canada’s Drag Race), Julie Pérron and Debra Brown (Cirque du Soleil), Esie Mensah and Lua Sheyenne. Most recently Shakeil has worked with Emilio Dosal (In the Heights) and Ebony Williams (Beyoncé) on a new Disney plus project. When he’s not on stage or on film, he’s recently discovered his other passion for education with his new position on faculty at Sheridan College teaching and choreographing on fourth year students. He has also created many works for various shows and occasions, from corporate events, to showcases and even musicals. Currently, Shakeil is one of three Legacy Fellows through Prime Movement Theatre’s Fellowship initiative, giving emerging creatives to further expand their growth in their own field of expertise.
About TPM’s Buzz Program
Okay, you can stop now has been a Theatre Passe Muraille Buzz in-development work for 3 years, culminating in this world premiere! The Buzz In-Development Series focuses on creating an artistic process that places the art and artist at the centre.We do this in various ways including: workshops, dramaturgy, public presentations as well as in ways which cannot yet be anticipated or defined. At TPM, we aspire to empower the artist throughout their development in methodologies that work for them. You can learn more about our industry programs and artist resources in the “artist” tab of our website.