Gigantic Lying Mouth
Kevin P. Gilday is an award-winning spoken word artist. Unfortunately, he is also dead.
After perishing in a tragic yoga accident, Kevin finds himself trapped in the afterlife and in line for a celestial judgement – only to find things are a little different on the other side.
A reflexive solo performance exploring the human desire to lie and the damage it does. Combining contemporary spoken word with monologues, multimedia and comedy; this is a piece that delves into the personal experiences of one man and in doing so exposes the immutable truth of humanity – we are all liars.
Work in Progress Performance at The Poetry Club, April 2016.
Canadian Fringe Tour 2017 - Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver.
Restaged in 2019 for a sell out performance at the Tron Theatre as part of the Sonnet Youth Weekender.
Poetry collection of the same name released in 2017 by Rhyming Optional Press. Edited by Bram E. Gieben. Artwork by Weaam Sperinck. Available to purchase HERE.
Written & Performed by Kevin P. Gilday
with Rebecca Kilgour as Lazarus
Video Design by Tim Courtney
Sound Design by Kevin Frew
Originally directed by Allie Winton Butler
‘Gigantic Lying Mouth provides an entertaining view of the afterlife to which you’ll want to both laugh and cry in commiseration.’
‘The play’s experimental incorporation of poetry and multimedia technology, meanwhile, is seamless enough that it easily jumps from one medium to another, something which is helped by Gilday’s boundless energy and charisma.’
‘If you are looking to explore spoken word performance for the first time (or the umpteenth time for that matter), a good place to start at this year’s Fringe is with Gigantic Lying Mouth.’
‘Gilday is an accomplished wordsmith with a flair for the theatrical who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of spoken word.’
Janis La Couvée