October 25, 2021
University Players presents,
If We Were Birds
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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+
Friday, October 29, 2021
With the start of the new academic year, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS) has been planning several projects to support first-year students as they begin their Lancer journey.
This series of events is designed to support first-year students as they transition into their first year of their academic program, while encouraging career development.
During this session, first-year students will have an opportunity to learn about academic and career services, discover academic career options, and address common academic and career concerns in a supportive learning environment..
“We want FAHSS students to be supported at the beginning of their academic journey, which is why FAHSS has collaborated with the Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning to develop this series,” says Tony Vo, student experience co-ordinator. “Our goal is to support as many first-year students as possible as they start to think about their academic programs and future careers.”
- Into the Unknown: Beyond Graduation (October 29 11 AM – 12 noon)
- Into the Unknown: Discovering Academic and Career Options – First Years (November 12 11 AM – 12 noon)
- Into the Unknown: Beyond Graduation (November 26 11 AM – 12 noon)
- Into the Unknown: Discovering Academic and Career Options – Second/Third Years (December 3 11 AM – 12 noon)
All first-year FAHSS students are encouraged to register for this event. To register, visit https://uwindsor.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9YvjzhNIeOFDDEO.