July 20, 2011

Thursday, July 28th, 8.00 pm

At a time of great change in America the 40 year-old Dion McGregor worked as a lyricist who, with his creative partner Michael Barr, wrote songs that were recorded by Barbra Streisand, Blossom Dearie and Anita O’Day. By day his life was unremarkable, but when he fell asleep McGregor became quite remarkable. He talked in his sleep. McGregor’s dreams, often narrated to unseen companions, are full of bizarre imagery, strange logic and weird plot lines – all of which were the antitheses of his daily life. McGregor was a somniloquist and as such he verbalized fully realized miniature dramas of the unconscious.

Sleeptalker is his story.

Please join us at the workshop reading of Sleeptalker on Thursday July 28th at 8.00pm at The Theatre Centre. Admission is free. Audience members are invited to a reception and a Q&A with the cast and creators and encouraged to give their critical feedback. Sleeptalker is written by Jill Battson, directed by Andrea Donaldson and performed by an award-winning team of Toronto’s theatre artists.