TWO KITTENS & A KID
(a Gay Man Raising His INNER)
Canadian writer and performer Christopher Wilson debuts his new one-man musical cabaret about becoming a gay foster father to an adolescent black girl, this August 2016 at the international Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In this deeply personal story, a gay, white, suburban man suddenly becomes ‘Mr Mom’ to an adolescent, black, urban girl. White-knuckled on a roller coaster of teenage angst, this new parent falls off the precipice into the mystery of black hair, menstruation, boyz, and ultimately, mental health and addiction. Often comedic but always honest, this one-man musical cabaret is a poignant and sometimes heartbreaking story of love, cultural understanding, and desperately trying to find your way!
The autobiographical source material of being a gay, white dad to an adolescent, black girl is an experience of sitcom proportions, in and of itself. Wilson's parenting journey with his foster daughter was full of nuance, rich in anecdotes, and fierce in emotional challenge and intensity.
Written & Performed by Christopher Wilson
Directed by Ryan Kelly
Dramaturgy by Ryan Graham Hinds
Stage Management & Lighting Design by Justine Cargo
Wilson debuts this new one-man musical cabaret after the previously successful contemporary musical drama, Living With Henry (Toronto Fringe, Next Stage Theatre Festival, New York Musical Theatre Festival), another personal story detailing Wilson’s survival of a life threatening AIDS-related illness. www.livingwithhenry.com
Christopher Wilson is a professional performer, arts educator, and independent producer, whose credits include both national and international appearances. Selected Canadian performing credits include: Capitol Theatre; Drayton Entertainment; Neptune Theatre; Grand Theatre; Toronto Operetta Theatre; Canadian Opera Company; Royal Opera Canada; Waterloo Stage Theatre; Ross Petty Productions; Royal Opera Canada; National Arts Centre; Stratford Festival; Charlottetown Festival; and Disney Entertainment ABC.
Christopher has professionally educated throughout Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom; including teaching with the Toronto District School Board; Sheridan College; Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts; Canadian Opera Company; and Learning Through the Arts (Royal Conservatory of Music).
Christopher is the Artistic Producer of a project based theatre company, Beyond Boundaries. Beyond Boundaries is a dynamic, not-for-profit, professional theatre collective. Our mandate includes a commitment to the artistry of musical theatre: presenting high-quality and entertaining productions, developing cutting-edge works, nurturing emerging talents and new audiences, and providing educational opportunities and community outreach through the performing arts.