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**WINNER – 2016 SummerWorks Festival PRIZE FOR PRODUCTION**

In Lessons in Temperament, James Smith tunes pianos in various public and private spaces throughout Toronto while exploring the concept of equal temperament as well as his three older brothers’ mental illnesses: obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, and schizophrenia. Smith attempts to grant balance to the instrument that has both kept him grounded and kept him company throughout his life.

Part memoir, part performance art, part tune-up, this site-specific show offers a unique theatrical experience, and a singular glimpse into the lives of those living with strange, beautiful, distempered minds.


Created and Performed by James Smith
Directed and Developed by Mitchell Cushman

Producers Michelle Yagi & Katherine Devlin Rosenfeld
Production Design Nick Blais
Associate Director Nevada Banks
Stage Manager Kate Sandeson

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