A NEW PLAY BY SARAH WAISVISZ *a 70 minute solo show that uses storytelling and dance to probe the question that the playwright has been asked her whole life: “what are you, exactly?”* World Premier at the undercurrents festival 2016, Ottawa CANADA. Directed by Eleanor Crowder; Stage Managed by Madeleine Boyes-Manseau; Dramaturgy by Emily Pearlman; […]Read more "Monstrous"
The script to Monstrous was published by Alt.theatre in issue 13.3. Read it in this issue along with work by DM St. Bernard, Lisa Jeans, Rebecca Benson, and Tracey Guptill: Monstrous published in Alt.theatreRead more "Read the script!"
Since its premier at the undercurrents festival in 2016, MONSTROUS has been performed in Canada and the United States in different contexts including: b current’s rock.paper.sistahs.festival; Toronto, May 2016. McGill University’s Bodies in Difference conference on Race and Performance; Montreal, April 2017. (Bodies in Difference Conference, McGill University) University of Georgia, hosted by the Latin […]Read more "Production History"
For an archival of the show, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org YOUTUBE link to a video of our development process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0ZPPioJbrc&feature=youtu.be (video by Cory Thiber) YOUTUBE link of our 3-minute TRAILER: (video by Andrew Alexander; footage of the premier at the undercurrents festival 2016, Ottawa Canada) https://youtu.be/Oh4kybxj_54Read more "VIDEO LINKS"
In June playwright Sarah Waisvisz worked with Ottawa high school students and their dance teacher Allison Carrier to create original dance choreography to two scenes from Monstrous. The project, MOVING STORIES, was spearhead by Siôned Watkins (NAC Dance) and Allison Carrier (OCDSB Dance Educator). MOVING STORIES was performed at the National Arts Centre on June 10th […]Read more "Monstrous at the Canada Dance Festival 2016!"
We were delighted for Monstrous to have its Toronto premier at the 14th edition of B Current’s curated rock.paper.sistahz festival: Toronto Premier at B Current’s rock.paper.sistahz festival! The audience was amazing and so generous, and the works by the other artists were inspiring and compelling. We loved being part of this amazing event. Check out some […]Read more "Toronto Premier at B Current’s rock.paper.sistahz festival!"
Monstrous had its World Premiere at Ottawa’s undercurrents festival in February 2016 with 4 shows. The show was staged at Arts Court Theatre, home to our creation and rehearsal process over the past year while we have been In Residence as part of the “under development” program. Many thanks to the team at undercurrents festival, Arts […]Read more "WORLD PREMIERE in Ottawa"
Monstrous is a 70 minute performance for one actor that has been created as an accordion show, which means it can grow or get small depending on the type of venue or situation. So please book the version that suits your event and your venue. In each case the playwright-performer is also available to do a […]Read more "Book a Performance!"