Lizardboy – A One-Man-Show
Created and Performed by Award Winning Actor, Director and Writer Victor E Gomez
Colombia in the early 1980s was a world turned on its head by drugs, corruption and violence. Over the last 20 years, over 1.2 million Colombians have left as a result of this violence, many of them to Canada, where they are now one of the largest groups of refugees in this country.
Inspired by Victor’s own experience during this time, and written after he came to Canada as a refugee, Lizardboy unravels the story of a family stained by the vibrancy and tragedy of that chaotic world.
After five years in development and numerous successful workshop performances, Lizardboy – co-directed with Sheena D. Robertson, and co-produced by Winged Centaurus and Whimsical Productions – brings from Colombia an inquiry about peace and violence into the laboratory of tolerance and diversity that Canada strives to represent.
Lizardboy is now ready to be launched, touring nationally this summer and internationally next year, at the same time that it has been selected for publication by Playwrights Canada Press as a part of their 2012 Latino-Canadian Anthology.