POSTER

If We Were Birds

STARRING

Lauryn Allman

Lauryn Allman

Deena Aziz

Deena Aziz

Stephanie Buxton

Stefanie Buxton

Shiong-En-Chan

Shiong-En Chan

Chip Chuipka

Chip Chuipka

Nico Racicot

Nico Racicot

Amelia Sargisson

Amelia Sargisson

Clare Schapiro

Clare Schapiro

Warona Setshwaelo

Warona Setshwaelo

CREDITS

Micheline Chevrier

Erin Shields
Playwright

Micheline Chevrier

Micheline Chevrier
Director

Diana Uribe

Diana Uribe
Set & Costume Design

Rob Thomson

Rob Thomson
Lighting Design

Peter Cerone

Peter Cerone
Sound Design

Leslie Baker

Leslie Baker
Movement Consultant

Danielle Desormeaux

Danielle Desormeaux
Chorus Director

Natasha Greenblatt

Natasha Greenblatt
Assistant Director

Tickets

October 10-19, 2013

BRAVE NEW LOOKS

Imago Theatre presents

If We Were Birds

By Erin Shields

Directed by Micheline Chevrier

If We Were Birds is a brave and ingenious adaptation of Book 6 of Ovid's Metamorphoses, featuring a chorus of women, each a survivor of a 20th Century conflict. Winner of the 2011 Governor General’s Award for Drama, If We Were Birds is a moving, funny and unsettling play that gives voice to women forced into silence through violence; an uncompromising examination of the transformative nature of revenge. 

“If We Were Birds: a stunning new play. In a wryly poetic style, Shields channels her rage at the brutality inflicted on women in wars over the past century into this ancient tale. That she does so without ever dehumanizing the male perpetrators or losing sight of the fact that she is telling a specific, gripping, gruesome story is what is impressive.”J. Kelly Nestruck - The Globe and Mail

Imago Theatre produces thought-provoking works that reflect women’s voices and stories of our times.

Every play Imago produces fosters conversation, encourages reflection and provokes change. Our work transcends the cultural, linguistic and class barriers. We give a voice to those who have become isolated, misunderstood or marginalized by putting their stories on stage. Through every Imago production, emerging or established artists are given the opportunity to learn and expand their practice.

Imago has persevered for the past 26 years, evolving our dialogue with the Montreal community.  We look ahead with great anticipation towards creating an increased impact on the Montreal theatre scene.

Imago Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), Conseil québécois du théâtre (CQT), Association des companies de théâtre (ACT) and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal (PWM).