Written by Erin Shields
Directed by Micheline Chevrier
Directed by Angela Murphy. Illustrated and Edited by Salgood Sam. http://www.salgoodsam.com
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
Creative Team: Leslie Baker, Peter Cerone, Danielle Desormeaux, Rob Thomson et Diana Uribe.
Actors: Lauryn Allman, Deena Aziz, Stephanie Buxton, Shiong-En Chan, Chip Chuipka, Nico Racicot, Amelia Sargisson, Clare Schapiro, Warona Setshwaelo.