A play about connection and the impulse to perform, Express Yourself finds performer Liz Peterson in a studio, searching for a truthful moment. A combination of personal stories both real and made up, live projections, loose improvisation, music, text, and contemporary dance, the play follows a sequence of visual setups that revolve around a screen hanging in the centre of the studio. As Peterson moves through the performance, trying to break down the distance between herself and her audience, questions about fiction, perception, and authorship emerge. Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.


May 2012
Incubator Arts Project, New York

August 2011
Summerworks Festival, Toronto

December 2010
Hub 14, Toronto