Eight blazing new short-works are woven into a single journey to the depths of the Underworld in search of the truest self, and together create a thrilling theatre event unlike any other.
These hot new Canadian dramatists bring gatecrashing ideas, serious politics, and fresh bracing language to the stage. They have created current, compelling characters never seen on our stages before, showing us how the very concept of human identity is shifting.
The playwrights include: Bilal Baig, a queer Muslim artist; Ellen Ringler, who has navigated the mental health system; Nikoletta Erdelyi, a young poet who uses a wheelchair, Radha Sciara-Menon, a brazen South Asian British Canadian playwright; Grace Campbell, a fearless writer, performer and visual artist living with a disability, Maddie Bautista, a Saudi Arabia-born Filipino theatre maker and composer/sound designer; Simone Dalton, a queer Trinidadian-Canadian playwright; and Carolyn Heatherington, an 89 year old internationally acclaimed actress who has proven to be an extraordinary playwright.
Approximate running time: 2 hours with one 20-minute intermission.
ODSP Accessible Tickets are available for $25 for all performances. Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) ID required at ticket pick-up.
Live ASL interpretation is provided on the Saturday, May 25 (8:00 PM) performance. Live Audio Description for the visually impaired is provided on the Saturday, May 18 (2:00 PM) performance.
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Watch & Listen
- BILAL BAIG, Playwright
- ELLEN RINGLER, Playwright
- NIKOLETTA ERDELYI, Playwright
- RADHA SCIARA-MENON, Playwright
- MADDIE BAUTISTA, Playwright
- CAROLYN HEATHERINGTON, Playwright
- GRACE THOMPSON, Playwright
- SIMONE DALTON, Playwright
- JUDITH THOMPSON, Dramaturg and Director
- BRETT HAYNES, Producer
- SHARMYLAE TAFFE-FLETCHER, Lighting Designer
- NICK HUTCHESON, RARE Theatre Executive Director