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Meet Mr. Vain Imagination and Ms. Idle Fancy

One is trying “video therapy” for the first time; the other has given God a 24 hour deadline to provide a vision. Trying to understand how they’re connected, Idle meditates in impossibly high heels, and Vain stays awake for nights on end. She takes the bus for the first time, he tries to turn into a tiger, and both look for a way to pick up an audience and put it in their hands.
Called “sophisticated and provocative,” and a “down to earth, unpretentious amalgam of storytelling and dance… laced with affection and humor,” Waiting for the Dawn is a comedic romp through 55 real-time minutes with two people who don’t even know that they’re searching for one another.

Created by the critically acclaimed Erika Batdorf and performed by actor/dancer Matthew Romantini, this hilarious and beautiful performance piece is available for touring.

Last presented by Omnivore Performance and the Deanne Taylor New Works Festival
November 30 - December 4 2022

Cast & Crew

Directed, Written and Choreographed by Erika Batdorf
Performed by Matthew Romantini

Show Info

55 minutes

1 Performer


Original Production, One of Matthew's Favourite Shows.

"Matthew Romantini gives a full-tilt performance as two contrasting characters – one an up-tight executive, the other a genteel Southern belle – whose lives intersect. Romantini adds great physicality to both characters. The piece is as much about the movement as it is the text."

- Now Magazine

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