About the Show
It can be hard to find your place in a twosome. Threepiece is an exploration of domestic relations through intimacy, imbalance, and obligation. This latest play in DM St. Bernard's 54ology is a work in development inspired by stories from Senegal.
Written by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Directed by Grace Phan
Performed by Daniel Ellis, Sabah Haque, En Lai Mah
Dramaturgy by Christine Quintana
Produced by Tom Arthur Davis
October, 2018 • A New Harlem Productions workshop presentation, with support from Pandemic Theatre • as part of SpringWorks Festival • Stratford, ON
About the Show
Tom is hell-bent on using his youtube channel to take down homophobes. Ryder founded a site for jilted exes to post “revenge porn” – sexually explicit photos and videos with links to real names. Kayla’s church kicked her out after she got posted to the site. Seb is a veteran turned anti-war activist who got outed online as HIV positive and has an army of trolls after him. Reverend Mary is fed up with the “real world” and is starting a new life in BetterWorld. The omnipresent Netty (the internet) is jugging all of this – plus she’s got her own stuff to deal with. Ryder, inspired by the real-life Hunter Moore who was described as “the most hated man on the Internet”, is clearly morally bankrupt but what of the others who have each lashed out and hurt other people online?
#TotalKnockOut investigates justice in an internet era.
Written by Sunny Drake
Directed by Tom Arthur Davis & Jivesh Parasram
Performed by Jasmine Chen, Tom Arthur Davis, Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah, Heath V. Salazar, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Michaela Washburn
Dramaturgy by Brad Fraser
Lighting Design by Andre du Toit
Sound Design by Miquelon Rodriguez
Produced by Tom Arthur Davis, Sunny Drake, and Jivesh Parasram
September, 2018 • Buzz Development Series • A Pink Pluto Collective workshop presentation, with support from Pandemic Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille • Toronto, ON
This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Arts Council, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and Studio 180 & The Cabaret Theatre (through the OAC Creators’ Reserve).
This Wide Night
About the Show
On her release from prison, Lorraine heads straight to Marie's. On the inside they used to share everything, but the friendship that once protected them now threatens to smother the fragile freedom they have found. This Wide Night is a tender and fierce portrayal of two women trying to start again.
Over the rocky course of the week we see the bonds of their friendship tested, teased, and provoked as they try to reconnect and rekindle their relationship. We learn about the issues they have had with family, friends, lovers, and in Lorraine's case, about the son she lost over twenty years ago, with whom she is desperate to make contact.
Written by Chloë Moss
Directed by Jon Michaelson
Performed by Astrid Van Wieren & Claire Burns
Set & Costume Design by Lindsay Anne Black
Sound Design by Mike Conley & Emily Derr
Lighting Design by Collin Harris
Production Managed by Meredith Henry
Artistic Associate: Tom Arthur Davis
★★★★ "Both Van Wieren and Burns are absolutely superb."
-Christopher Hoise, Stage Door
"First class performances and astute direction make This Wide Night a night to remember."
-Jeniva Berger, Scene Changes
"Both Van Wieren and Burns work beautifully together, creating that tenuous, careful, tentative world of these two fragile, damaged women. While Lorraine and Marie are hard-nosed British women, the story could be about anywhere. This Wide Night is a tough play, well done. Jon Michaelson’s direction adds to that bleak, yet vivid world. For 90 minutes we are in that world too."
-Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter
Awards & Accolades
Winner OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - FEMALE (Astrid Van Wieren) • Dora Mavor Moore Awards 2012
March, 2012 • A Mermaid Parade production, with support from Pandemic Theatre • Red Sandcastle Theatre • Toronto, ON
July, 2011 • A Mermaid Parade production, with support from Pandemic Theatre • Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace • Toronto, ON