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How to Self-Suspend

This is an 18+ performance. Please note: How to Self-Suspend may be challenging for some audience members. We encourage audience to read the content advisories associated with this performance if they want or need to prior to seeing the performance. To access content advisories for this performance, please:

-visit the Found Grounds Info Booth located in the alley behind Backstage Theatre (84 Avenue, between 103 Street and 104 Street);

-visit our website at and click on the pink "view content warning" button; or

-ask a Found Festival staff member for the list of content advisories related to this performance.

Produced By
Tender Container

Mx. Sly
Nicole Olson Grant-Suttie

Part storytelling, part photo-essay, part movement piece, part rope bondage scene, How to Self-Suspend is an interactive performance about how trauma informs – and can be perpetuated by – the choices we make.

The narrative of this piece tracks Mx. Sly's existence in three cities: their violent childhood in Montréal, their late twenties in the Toronto rope bondage community, and their early thirties living on the edge of Vancouver's Downtown East Side. How to Self-Suspend is unsparing in its details, and uses Sly's history to ask uncomfortable questions of its audiences through, at times, ethically-questionable means.

While consent violations dominate our news headlines, and, conversely, art audiences expect to receive content and trigger warnings, How to Self-Suspend examines how closely performance is allowed to reflect reality and asks the audience how much reality they're willing to be witness to before it feels like a consent breach.

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