University Players 62nd Season
This co-production from University Players and Outside the March is an anthology of original plays commissioned specifically for the SODA’s graduating BFA students occurring entirely over Zoom.
We have commissioned playwrights David Yee, Elena Eli Belyea, Karen Hines, and Marcus Youssef to create new works for the project, and directors Sébastien Heins, Kim McLeod, and Griffin McInnes will direct casts in these new works, along with Outside the March’s artistic director Mitchell Cushman, creative curator on the project.
The Stream You Step in will be presented in two double-bills:
November 5th to 8th
good white men by David Yee
A first-person POV digital deep dive into the heart of the white ally industrial complex. Three young men on their journey to allyship get derailed by a neighbour who does all the right things in all the wrong ways.
The River of Forgetfulness by Karen Hines
Four bright young artists grapple with a poisonous living situation. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”… they quickly learn is a meaningless platitude.
November 19th to 22nd
The Jubilant by Elena Eli Belyea
Thistle films an apology video. Blake and Alistair attend couples therapy. Natali plans to live forever. Love, loss and longing intersect in this new work written for and about the internet.
Thank You for Your Labour by Marcus Youssef
A group of white students is organizing an online music show to show solidarity with their racialized peers. For tonight’s meeting, they’ve invited the faculty’s only brown student to join them. Good intentions meet unspoken desires in this Zoom comedy about whiteness, isolation, and how hard it can be to do the right thing.
Tickets will be available soon at the University Players online box office.