JOY! LIGHT!! HAPPINESS!!! A tragicomic journey through heartbreak and love, loss and growth, hilarity and embarrassment. Davis Freeman exorcises his personal demons in a vulnerable dissection of his most intimate relationships. Balancing between stand-up and intimate disclosure, Freeman reconsiders his own being as a performer and a man. The story of an artist, a father, a brother and a lover, unfolding through awkward sexual reminiscences, painful family secrets, and an inward search for... yes Joy, Light and Happiness...
- Elke Van Campenhout
This new untitled production is a stripped down version of the work I’ve been doing for the past 18 years. Part Ted talk, part motivational speaker, part intimate confessor. This new piece features a man on stage sharing stories and reflections on life, death, racism, family and the asshole in the White House. We all think we have strategies to handle loss but nothing quite prepares you for the real thing. In these quite contentious times for the white heterosexual male, it seems the appropriate moment to let myself be vulnerable and lay my own cards on the table for all to see.
Directed and conceived: Davis Freeman
Visual Graphics: Sam Vanoverschelde.
Special Thanks to: Diane Fourdrignier, Kaya Freeman & Need Company