Call Me Leslie is a duet and a commission for choreographer Debbie Wilson, which aims to challenge gender roles through dance, theatre and comedy. Harnessing the power of humour, the work points to the damaging undercurrents of patriarchy, and asks us to reflect on gender stereotypes, social norms, and how they play out in our own lives.
Director & Choreographer – Debbie Wilson
Performers – Roshanak Jaberi, Mafa Makhubalo
Winchester Street Theatre
As a choreographer, Debbie created a repertoire of critically acclaimed productions including Aphrodite Unveiled, Raphael is whispering, and Homo Office Sapiensis, which in 2002 received a Dora Mavor Moore nomination for Outstanding New Choreography. Through international collaborative works like Planetarium (with Macedonia) and Diary of an Exile (with Trinidad and Tobago), she introduced exceptional foreign artists in dance, music, and art to Toronto while representing Toronto and Canada on the world stage. In October 2005, she was invited to present Planetarium at the United Nations’ Assembly Hall in Geneva, Switzerland, as one of the events celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations.