Persephone Bound

November 15-17 and 21-24, 2019
at the D.B. Clarke Theatre  

Imago Theatre and Geordie Theatre
in association with Screaming Goats Collective

“I am determined to be seen.”

 

Persephone Bound  follows a young woman’s journey through three vivid realms: The Underworld – a college party that holds the painful memory of her experience of sexual assault; The Court – a bureaucratic hell-sphere where she pursues her fight for justice; and The River (Styx) – a liminal internal space where she grapples with grief, the ambiguity of memory, and the trauma of an event that has left an indelible mark on her life.

Persephone Bound, a contemporary adaptation of the Greek Myth of Persephone, is a play that uses stunning poetry, percussion and aerial circus work to tell the story of a young woman’s courage and pain as she navigates the complexities of speaking out about surviving sexual assault.   

 

 

The Creative Team

Created and Performed by:

Léda Davies and Jed Tomlinson,

with additional text creation by Michaela Jeffery

Micheline Chevrier, Director

Diana Uribe, Set & Costume Design

Lucie Vigneault, Movement Director

Eric Nyland, Aerial Puller

 

About Screaming Goats Collective
The Screaming Goats Collective, led by Artistic Directors Jed Tomlinson and Léda Davies, is dedicated to strengthening the creative community in Montreal through workshops and new works.


About Geordie Theatre

Geordie Theatre entertains, provokes thought, fires up the imagination, and challenges our audiences of all ages with the unique power of professional live theatre.


About Imago Theatre

Imago Theatre is a catalyst for conversation, an advocate for equal representation and a hub for stories about unstoppable women.

 

Public Performances:

Friday Nov. 15 at 7 pm

Saturday Nov. 16 at 4 pm

Sunday Nov. 17 at 2 pm

Thursday Nov. 21 7 pm

Friday Nov. 22 7 pm

Saturday Nov. 23 at 4 pm

Sunday Nov. 24 at 2 pm

 

School group presentations:

Tuesday Nov. 19 at 10 am

Wednesday Nov. 20 at 10 am

Thursday Nov. 21 at 10 am

Friday Nov. 22 at 10 am

Ages: 13+

 

TICKET PRICES:

$14

$17

$22

$18 for CEGEP & Universities

Imago Theatre offers a Pay-What-You-Decide initiative to increase access to theatre for all. Read more about Pay-What-You-Decide here.

Tickets on sale through the Geordie Box Office in September 2019. For all inquiries about tickets contact Geordie’s Box Office at (514) 845-9810 or info@geordie.ca

 

 

Screaming Goats Collective would also like to acknowledge the support of the following people who were involved in the development of the piece:

Rachel Walker, Aerial Circus Coach

Emma Tibaldo, Playwrights Workshop Montreal, Dramaturge

Catherine Viens, Aerial Puller

Manuel Acevedo Civantos, Aerial Rigger

Thank you to collaborators, Screaming Goats Collective and Geordie Theatre 

Persephone Bound’s script was developed with Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal 

Thank you to our season supporters. The work we do would not be possible without your support.

Trigger Warnings

 Imago believes strongly in the audience member’s experience and in the opportunity to be moved, transformed, and surprised by the stories they see on stage. To that end, when publicizing our works, we want to avoid giving away the plot points and twists that may create those very experiences. That said, we are sensitive to the fact that there are some themes and events that may cause particular distress to some of our audience members. If there are certain topics, or production elements such as lighting techniques or allergies, that you are aware may cause you distress or compromise your health  and you would like to speak to an Imago Theatre team member to find out more about a show before you book, you can call the 0ffice at 514-274-3222 or e-mail us at erin@imagotheatre.ca