Poster by Eric Chad

Poster by Eric Chad

better than this.


“the opening lick of Sonic Reducer is the most amazing piece of music there is. It dredges up every memory of great nights in punk bars, very early mornings stumbling home, and making really bad choices”.

The Stooges, addiction, revelation, and the Stiff Little Fingers will kick you in the teeth with this collaborative work. Punk rock sets the tone as four lives are intertwined through their relationships to addiction, abuse, longing and acceptance. Based on true stories collected by director and writer Isaac Robinson while growing up in New Zealand, better than this. is a collective creation with an unyielding gaze at the inexorable link drugs and music have in these characters' lives.

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Photos by Jeremy Powell

Photos by Jeremy Powell

in the media

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Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (Toronto)
December 2017

Will Greenblatt | Danny
Myrthin Stagg | Casey
Michael Ruderman | Officer Davis
Thea Fitz-JamesAmy

Isaac Robinson | Writer, Director, Co-Producer, Design

Stephane Garneau-Monten | Sound Design and Composition, Co-Producer

Jeremy Powell | Technical Director, Co-Producer, Lighting and Projection design

Julie Matheson | Make-up

Jack Rennie | Fight Direction

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