SEASON 63

We've got great plans for our current season, and we'll be updating this site with new information as restrictions change throughout the year.

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the University of Windsor:

https://www.uwindsor.ca/returntocampus/476/important-announcement-winter-2022-semester

If We Were Birds

by Erin Shields

directed by Lee Wilson

October 22-31, 2021

 

Ovid’s ancient story of Tereus, Philomela and Procne, told through a modern feminist lens. Procne, eldest daughter of the King of Athens, marries Tereus of Thrace and sends for her sister Philomela to be with her in her new home, where she is raped by Tereus and her tongue is cut out so she cannot betray him with the truth. The sisters wash themselves in grief along with a chorus of women who share their stories of violence and suffering.

 

“If We Were Birds is a shocking, uncompromising examination of the horrors of war, giving voice to a woman long ago forced into silence, and placing a spotlight on millions of female victims who have been silenced through violence. A deeply affecting and thought-provoking re-imagining of Ovid's masterpiece "Tereus, Procne, and Philomela," Erin Shields's award-winning play is an unflinching commentary on contemporary war and its aftermath delivered through the lens of Greek tragedy.” - Playwrights Canada Press

 

CONTENT WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE, STRONG LANGUAGE, MATURE THEMES

Recommended Audience: Ages 18+

Digital presentation.

 

 

On the Edge — and Over

directed by Seana McKenna

November 19-28, 2021

 

A potluck of poetry and prose chosen by the company prompted by the phrase “on the edge — and over”. The full fourth year BFA class explores what that might mean, with several samplings of Shakespeare and other writers from the past, as well as their own voices — those of twenty-somethings in 2021. What is that moment of transition? The moment before you fall, or fly? Or almost do?

 

Recommended Audience: Ages 14+

Digital presentation.

Need to talk?

Some of this season's shows have content that may deeply affect some patrons. If you're feeling overwhelmed, in need of support, or just need to talk with someone, here are some great places to start:

Sexual Misconduct Response & Prevention Office

Campus-based support for members of the University community who have had an unwanted or non-consensual sexual experience. Email: svsupport@uwindsor.ca www.uwindsor.ca/sexualassault

Peer Support Centre

Emotional support by trained University of Windsor student volunteers. CAW Student Centre 291 No appointment needed. See website for service updates: www.uwsa.ca/services/psc

Community Crisis Line

24/7 Community-based crisis support for anyone in Windsor-Essex.

Call: 519-973-4435 www.hdgh.org/transitionalstabilitycentre

Good2Talk 

24/7 Mental health support for Ontario post-secondary students.

Call: 1-866-925-5454

Text: GOOD2TALKON to 68686 www.good2talk.ca