HUMOUR to tackle a profoundly important topic. You're a brave guy,
- Brent Bambury Midday, CBC TV
HAS DONE IT AGAIN! More effectively than any other means I am aware
of, he reaches, challenges & supports men who need it most. His
show, 'MY DICK,' stimulates men to work through issues associated
with their male identity and power and helps contribute to developing
healthier & more satisfying relationships. I think its success in
reaching those who need to change far outweighs that of any interventions
designed by "professionals" in the field."
-Peter Cornish, Counselor Memorial University
St. John's Newfoundland
show was EXCELLENT! I thought he did a brilliant job of reeling
the audience in, and raising the major issues..... he was worth
- Cathie Closs, Director Student Development
Centre Brock University, Ontario
was impressed with your sensitivity and forthrightness in dealing
with the topics of sexuality and homophobia which need to be discussed
more openly by all members of our society."
- John C. "Jack" Fletcher, Dir. Student
& Recreation Services Conestoga College, Ontario
really enjoyed the show. You really hit homophobia in the face."
- Troy, Ted & Humphry, Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual
Club, Brock University, Ontario
shows here at St. John's were fantastic. We’ve had nothing but very
positive feedback at the Women's Centre."
- Maria Fagan, Coordinator, Women's Resource
Centre, Memorial University St. John's NF
saw 'MY DICK & other manly tales' on April 7th, 1999. I found it
both entertaining & educational: it was very funny without trivializing
the important issues of homophobia, gender role stereotyping & sex.
The humorous sketches interspersed with drama geared the performance
towards a post-secondary audience. Students at the mostly male BCIT
were hesitant to attend the performance at first. No one sat on
the chairs up at the front, with everyone standing at the back.
Over the first 15 minutes, Norman's talent & charisma were able
to draw in many of the students & brought them closer to the front.
I recommend this show to any post-secondary institution that welcomes
discussion & debate on these important topics. It would be good
to invite psychology, sociology, cultural studies & health sciences
classes to attend the performance."
-Pamela Downey, Counselor BCIT, Burnaby,
proud that our campus brought this show here"
- Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual club, Sir Sanford
Fleming College, Lindsay, ON
the feedback for the show I've received has been positive! People
who saw the show 'got it' and appreciated it."
-Sherry Taylor, Human Rights Officer, Sir
Sanford Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario
BCIT Student Association would like to thank you for your stunning
performance of your show, 'MY DICK & other manly tales.' The show
captivated its audience & was very well received by the students.
It utilizes humour & energy to get a point across which makes you
laugh & think at the same time. It is completely aimed at the audience,
involving participation, getting them to open up to discussions
of sensitive issues & reflect upon their personal experiences. Definitely
a show to see. I highly recommend you, Norman, to all campuses as
a form of educational comedy about men, women & sex."
-Nicole Misisco, Campus Life Coordinator
BCIT Student Association, Burnaby, BC
focus on 'masculinity' is the key, and you manage to hit just about
all the issues. Your intertwining of male sexuality with the homophobia
issues is great! I think this performance can make change. You inspire
a lot of hope."
-Chris Withers, ÊTRE MAGAZINE (gay/lesbian
paper) Montréal, Québec
DICK' challenges its audience to expose & explore the distortion,
ignorance, hatred & fear that poisons how we view & experience sexuality
- our own & others - and reminds us of the bottom line, that we
all want love, sex, acceptance & friendship. Through his use of
humour, fun, and good-natured confrontation, Norman challenges his
audience to question common assumptions and beliefs about sexuality."
- Daniel Frankel, M.Ed., Counselor Capilano
College, North Vancouver, BC
was really pleased with the show. It was amazing!"
-Beverley Hicks, Chair of Psychiatric Nursing
Brandon University, MB
enjoyed the show - a lot! I was impressed by the range of material
covered by Norman, & how he brought the crowd into the show. It's
the kind of show that needs to be seen, in more places, more often."
- Janet Mou, Women's Centre, Simon Fraser
Univesity Burnaby, BC
had a lot of really positive feedback. People were surprised by
the quality of the presentation, the content the acting, etc., and
thrilled to see good theater and alternative programming. It definitely
had people talking!"
-Britt Gullick, VP Events & Activities
Acadia Student Union Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
show was intelligent & well-written. It was a pleasure & a positive
experience. An often difficult subject matter - homophobia - was
dealt with in an entertaining & educational manner. I would definitely
book the show again & encourage people to bring it to their campus.
Homophobia hurts many people in different ways. Only through shows
like this will people be educated & be able to stop the hurt."
Loney, Executive Assistant Rye SA C Ryerson Polytechnic, Toronto
you are doing should have been done a long time ago. I'm proud that
you took upon yourself to do this show."
1st year student St Mary's University, Halifax
they weren't hooting & hollering, 500 Totem Park residents sat in
hushed concentration as they listened to Norman's sketches about
love, sex & stereotypes. He received a standing ovation."
Reports, UBC, Vancouver
Canadian social activist, who, unlike many of us, is living by his
principles. Uses frat house hijinx to combat homophobia"
Colonist, Victoria, BC
high-energy sex lecture not for the faint-hearted"
-Winnipeg Free Press
were glued to their seats, and Nawrocki left the stage to appreciative
applause. 'That was fantastic,' one girl said to him, shaking his
hand after the show. Some congratulated him on his innovation, others
thanked him for making it easier to discuss a difficult issue."
adore Nawrocki's fuck-you attitude. It's bracing & honest"
taboo topics of gender & sexuality... borrows from Jerry Springer
& mixes it up with European cabaret"
-The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax
55 minute tour de force. The audience was alternately shocked &
enthralled by this blunt & courageous performance piece. Extremely
educational, but funny & entertaining, 'MY DICK' tastefully fills
a void that most educators & performers would rather not fill."
The Imprint, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo
bit as exciting & potentially as offensive as the poster claimed...brought
a fast-paced, cartoon-like world to the Thompson Student Centre
with a dozen interesting & hilarious characters."
Muse, Memorial University, St-John's, Newfoundland
audience was enraptured as Nawrocki portrayed feelings of gay &
straight men & women. The laughter was equal to the tears."
The Ryersonian, Ryerson Polytechnic, Toronto