What We're Making
Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist
Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist October 31 to November 5, 2017 at the Centaur Theatre A festival of performances, encounters and exchange around women who revise known narratives to reclaim Her Side of the Story from the footnotes. Featuring emerging Montreal directors: Tamara Brown, Cristina Cugliandro, Sophie Gee and Jennifer Quinn. Read more here.
“If a girl says no, and no one is around to hear her, did she really say no?”
October 5, 2017 at 7:00pm
50 min solo show followed by a talk-back
Location: McGill University- Moyse Hall Theatre
The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education will host a performance of the newly released production Persephone Bound. This intensely visceral play uses aerial circus performance, text and music to explore the meaning of consent through the lens of a contemporary retelling of the Greek myth of Persephone. It is a thought provoking exploration of what it means to come forward as a young survivor of sexual assault: What are the consequences of speaking out? How can survivors of sexual violence seek justice? How can we heal ourselves and each other in the wake of such abuse? Join us to explore this and other important questions about sexual violence
and its aftermath.
FREE FOR MCGILL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF
$5 FOR ALUMNI | $10 FOR NON-MCGILL MEMBERS
RESERVE YOUR TICKET AT www.mcgill.ca/osvrse
Created and Performed by: Léda Davies and Jed Tomlinson
Aerial Circus direction by: Rachel Walker
Choreography by: Lucie Vignault
Co-produced with Imago Theatre and The Screaming Goats Collective
Persephone Bound was created in partnership with Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal with Emma Tibaldo as a dramaturg
A work-in-progress presentation created and directed by Arianna Bardesono
“Could theatre facilitate an encounter between a Hasidic woman and a secular person like me without transgressing the religious rules of Hasidic Judaism?”
Imago Theatre will present Les voisines, a work-in-progress creation by award-winning director and creator Arianna Bardesono. Les voisines examines the intersecting space between Hasidic and Quebecois women, as it explores preconceptions and the possibility of expanding divisive binaries like religion/secularism, dependence/independence and the known/the other. Read more here.
January to May 2018
Our free youth Mentorship program for young women
Artista, Imago Theatre’s free mentorship program for young women will begin in January and will culminate with an outcome performance in May 2018. Read more here.
March 8, 2018
Art show and live storytelling event celebrating 12 inspiring women
With visual artist Aquil Virani
Imago Theatre will collaborate with visual artist Aquil Virani on #CelebrateHer, an art show and live storytelling event that integrates visual art, poetry, multi-media and performance to present narrative portraits of 12 publicly-nominated, diverse and inspiring women. Read more here.
Artists in Residence
Artists in Residence
Imago will continue to develop work from Artists in Residence Julie Tamiko-Manning with Home, a play about women and home; Caitlin Murphy with When the Light, a play about care; and Jennifer Roberts with The Sound of Dogs, a play about Deaf culture. Read more here.