David Ortolano

Live Performance, Media and Education



Written, Directed & Performance by David Ortolano

Original Music Composition & Performance by Kendall Perry

Sound Engineering by Imedia AVM (Paul Ortolano)

The Man Who Sold the World is a pre-apocalyptic tale with storytelling, a live operetta and immersive sound – diving into themes of truth, alternative facts and a new look at an old political conundrum. The play was written in 2001 and workshopped in France in 2008. While the content is eerily similar to the current political climate in North America, the piece was crafted and shaped as a work of fiction with an epic journey through the stars and imaginal characters that bear a striking resemblance to our own complex world.


Friday, Sept 8 – 10:20 pm * 1/2 Price show
Saturday, Sept 9 – 4:35 pm
Sunday, Sept 10 – 12:00 noon
Wednesday, Sept 13 – 6:45 pm
Thursday, Sept 14 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 16 – 7:30 pm

The Revue Stage –
1601 Johnston Street – 
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3R7

TICKETS & INFO: Vancouver Fringe Festival – 604.257.0350

***** PORTFRINGE MERYL STREEP AWARD (Excellence in Acting)
***** PORTFRINGE PULITZER (Excellence in Writing)
***** SPECTACULAR in TECH-TACULAR (Light and Sound design)

While the content of The Man Who Sold the World is eerily similar to the current political climate, the piece was crafted and shaped in 2001, as a work of fiction and a journey through the stars to a completely foreign land with fictional characters.

Storytelling, interrupted by modern opera and immersive theatrical fantasy.

BurningMan_2017_300dpi-200x200 David Ortolano

After creating the Boulder International Fringe Festival and being Colorado bound for 20 years, David Ortolano is back on the road with performances through the US and Canada. Also a co-founder of Band of Toughs Theater collaboratory in Colorado, David Ortolano has won awards in performance, design, producing and original works of theater and media in the Denver Post, Boulder Weekly, Daily Camera and was featured in a New York Times article on Fringe Festivals.

16508613_10210006938984908_3502845466741934136_n Kendall Perry

Kendall Perry is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and collaborator expanding the boundaries of art making beyond disciplines. Her music is emotive & meditative while simultaneously fiercely passionate. Her compositions are an effortless musical alchemy pulling from jazz, rock, classical, & a world music palette, combined with her own visual, cinematic & minimalistic flavor.

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