Alumni Mark Marczyk's innovative interdisciplinary performance has been chosen as production-in-residence for the 2015 SummerWorks Festival. Co-written and created with Marichka Marczyk—and performed by a cast of 15—Counting Sheep is a deeply personal retelling of the Maidan in Ukraine, an immersive Ukrainian folk opera set to the sounds of beloved guerilla-folk party-punk band The Lemon Bucket Orkestra.
It is January 2014. Mark Marczyk touches down in Kyiv and is quickly thrust into a nation on the eve of Revolution, a volatile whirlwind of tragedy mixed with hope, solidarity torn apart by brutal violence...
Counting Sheep is the story of the Revolution of Dignity told through the eyes of Mark and Marichka Marczyk, who first met and fell in love on Independence Square during the protests in January 2104.
An invitation to experience the spirit of the Maidan, complete with song, dance, and an entire Ukrainian feast, this strikingly visceral exploration of the politics of revolution beats with the heart of a people yearning for a better tomorrow.
Counting Sheep runs from August 10–16 at the Great Hall Blackbox Theatre. For a detailed schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit summerworks.ca