Show Dates:
April 13 - May 7, 2017

Show Location:
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“Hear ye, hear ye let it be known,
No one on my block walks alone.”

 

 

In her solo performance Sound of the Beast, two-time Governor General’s Award Nominee Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (aka Belladonna the Blest) speaks truth to power using spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop. Inspired by Tunisian emcee Weld-El 15 – who was jailed for his song Boulicia Kleb (The Police Are Dogs) – St. Bernard riffs on oppression, poverty and systemic injustice. Sound of the Beast highlights St. Bernard’s quick wit and quicker rhymes in a multimedia performance that reflects on questions of identity, the decision to call out authority and what happens when authority strikes back.

Credits

A Theatre Passe Muraille Production


Written and performed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
with ASL components by Tamyka Bullen
Direction/Dramaturgy: Andy McKim and Jivesh Parasram
Lighting Design: Rebecca Vandevelde
Projection Design: Cameron Davis
Composition/Sound Design: David Mesiha
Stage Management: Heather Bellingham
More Info

Sound of the Beast is a part of the 54ology: Donna-Michelle’s commitment to create one performance work drawn from each country in Africa.


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Show Dates:
April 13 - May 7, 2017

Show Location:
TPM Backspace



“Hear ye, hear ye let it be known,
No one on my block walks alone.”

 

 

In her solo performance Sound of the Beast, two-time Governor General’s Award Nominee Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (aka Belladonna the Blest) speaks truth to power using spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop. Inspired by Tunisian emcee Weld-El 15 – who was jailed for his song Boulicia Kleb (The Police Are Dogs) – St. Bernard riffs on oppression, poverty and systemic injustice. Sound of the Beast highlights St. Bernard’s quick wit and quicker rhymes in a multimedia performance that reflects on questions of identity, the decision to call out authority and what happens when authority strikes back.

Credits

A Theatre Passe Muraille Production


Written and performed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
with ASL components by Tamyka Bullen
Direction/Dramaturgy: Andy McKim and Jivesh Parasram
Lighting Design: Rebecca Vandevelde
Projection Design: Cameron Davis
Composition/Sound Design: David Mesiha
Stage Management: Heather Bellingham
More Info

Sound of the Beast is a part of the 54ology: Donna-Michelle’s commitment to create one performance work drawn from each country in Africa.


More from current season