Honours Performance Series 2021

Online Event

14/04/2021, 7:00 pm - TO 17/04/2021 - 7:30 pm

Organizer: School of the Arts, Faculty of Humanities

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The School of the Arts is proud to announce that this year’s Honours Performance Series will be live streamed each evening from Thursday, April 14th through Saturday April 17th 2021.

The Honours Performance Series showcases creative creations from students enrolled in THTRFLM 4A06: Theatre, Performance, and Society. This class features the work of the graduating class of the Theatre and Film Studies program and is the culmination of the program’s training in devised theatre creation. Students collaborate to produce live, public performances that speak to their own social concerns.

In this year of the pandemic, the students have pivoted to digital performance. They have maintained the spirit of live performance by resisting the inclination to simply make short films, and their innovative responses to the challenges of distanced creation have resulted in four evenings of impressive virtual theatrical events.

Information for each performance can be found at the links below. Interested in seeing all four performances? Register here:

Wednesday, April 14th at 7 p.m. – 교포: Lost in Translation
교포 (Gyopo, lit. “Koreans”): Lost in Translation is a work of digital theatre that investigates the fragments of identity that are scattered around us in our own homes. Exploring the memories of growing up as an immigrant in Canada, creator Sung Won (Bil) Cho shares his experience of being caught between two worlds. Please register here:

Thursday, April 15th at 7 p.m. – Human
Putting the human back in HIV. This piece explores the personal and social experiences of HIV in the modern-day queer community. Through multiple stories, movement, and the body, Human teaches us that HIV is more than a diagnosis. Written and created by Aaron Penciner. Please register here:

Friday, April 16th at 7 p.m. – How the Flowers Grow
Ophelia must tend to the flowers she wishes to see flourish. This performance explores the allure of escapism when struggling with depression. Written by Rosalina Hannah Kim. Please register here:

Saturday, April 17th at 7 p.m. – A Lucky Man
Is it a sin for a lucky man to feel sad all the time? Life is generally good, a roof over his head, a family who takes care of him, but Leo is still lonely in a foreign land and struggles to confront the source of his sadness. Created by Ankh Hu. Please register here: