True Colors DIALOGUE

True Colors DIALOGUE Mammalian Diving Reflex / Darren O’Donnell “All the Sex I’ve Ever Had”


A True Story Of Life That They Don’t Teach You At School

When senior citizens tell their own stories about everything that happened in their sex life--from their first time up until yesterday--, us listeners catch a glimpse of that “Life” that is common in all of us. Getting older may mean more than just aging, but growing more comfortable and open to our society. Come and celebrate these different stories of life!

True Colors DIALOGUE Mammalian Diving Reflex / Darren O’Donnell “All the Sex I’ve Ever Had”

Thursday, March 5 / Friday, March 6 / Saturday, March 7 / Sunday, March 8, 2020

Spiral Hall (Spiral 3F)

Language: Japanese (with subtitles in Japanese and English)
Performance duration: 90 minutes
All seats open seating

Admission charged
  • Attending with wheelchair

  • Attending with assistance dog

  • Japanese and English subtitles

  • Japanese Sign language translation

  • Up to one caregiver free admission

  • Child Day Care Service

  • Multipurpose toilet

  • Writing boards

  • Assisting staff

"All the Sex I’ve Ever Had"

  • The performance at Austin, USA /2018
    ©Christopher Shea

  • The performance at Austin, USA /2018
    ©Christopher Shea

Mammalian Diving Reflex / Darren O'Donnell

  • Mammalian Diving Reflex Logo

Mammalian Diving Reflex was founded in Toronto in 1993, primarily produce stage-based performances created by Darren O’Donnell. Mammalian is always on the lookout for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences. The company creates site and social-specific performance events, theatre productions, participatory gallery installations, videos, art objects and theoretical texts to foster dialogue and dismantle barriers between individuals of all backgrounds by bringing people together in new and unusual ways.

Darren O’Donnell

  • Darren O’Donnell Photo

    Darren O’Donnell is an urban cultural planner, novelist, essayist, playwright, filmmaker, performance director and the Artistic and Founding Director of Mammalian Diving Reflex. His books include: Social Acupuncture (2006), which argues for aesthetics of civic engagement, and Haircuts by Children and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract (2018), which proposes the cultural sector as a site to pilot a new social contract with children.

Darren O’Donnell's message

“The older people get, the more courageous we are to accept and share our vulnerabilities. It is a courage born of enduring hardship and tragedy and understanding that vulnerability is universal and constant. Life is a bitch and then we don’t die – we keep on living and living and living as our sight, hair, muscles, joints and neurons hit the road and the people we love evaporate. This shit is not for the faint of heart. But our world doesn’t place much value on this vulnerability – displays of vulnerability tend to make people feel uncomfortable. Through learning to accept our own vulnerability, we build the courage to accept the vulnerability of others, even when their vulnerability appears to be an affront.”

– Darren O’Donnell, Artistic and Research Director


  • Yo Irie Photo

    Yo Irie

    Yo Irie(born September 19,1987)is a Japanese singer-songwriter, sound producer, film composer and writer. His latest song is “Kinosei(201912)”. Twitter:@irieyoo


Organized by The Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS, precog co.,LTD.
With support from Embassy of Canada
With financial support from Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
ARTS COUNCIL TOKYO   Tokyo Tokyo Festival
Canada Council for the Arts Ontario Arts Council

This presentation of All the Sex I’ve Ever Had has been made possible in part thanks to a grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council touring programs.

People with disabilities are the ones that can make changes in society. They have to be the ones to educate the general public.

Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli from ILL-Abilities

Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli


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