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Porte Parole -  Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Mar
20
to Mar 30

Porte Parole - Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Creation Residency March 20-31,2019

The project The Assembly  by Porte Parole Productions was chosen for the 2018 Creation Residency Program at The Clarice, University of Maryland.

On-site visits, meetings and auditions began in September 2018. 
The cast and support personnel will mount the first American episode of 'The Assembly' in March 2019. The production will be workshop presented at 7pm on March 29 and 30, 2019, at the Cafritz Theatre, The Clarice.

About The Assembly  :
Playwright Annabel Soutar teamed up with actors Alex Ivanovici and Brett Watson to create a thrilling theatrical response to the rise of extremism and tribalism in political discourse today.

The Assembly – Montreal examines call-out culture, identity politics, free speech and, most provocatively, the possibility that the time for listening to each other is over.

Since 2017, the play’s creative team has been curating and recording encounters in which four Canadians of wildly different ideological leanings face off and collectively confront the issues that most divide them. Directed by Chris Abraham (Siminovitch Prize winner), The Assembly – Montreal is based on a dinner held in December 2017 where four regular people with very different political views debated the issues of immigration and free speech. The actors play these real life people whose conversations were recorded, transcribed and then edited to create a script.

Each performance invites the audience members to join the stage and participate in a long table where they can engage in difficult conversations about current events that affect communities.

The Assembly is part of a long-term documentary theatre project that will create new and specific content for each touring city.

This first Assembly premiered at Crow’s Theatre in Toronto (Oct 25-Nov 3, 2018), followed by a week-long run at Théâtre ESPACE GO (Nov 10-17, 2018) in Montreal.

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PORTE PARLOE: Crow's Theatre, Theatre Espace Go
Oct
25
to Nov 17

PORTE PARLOE: Crow's Theatre, Theatre Espace Go

Porte Parole Productions will present its newest production, The Assembly, in Toronto and Montreal.

October 25 - November 3
Crow's Theatre
Streetcar Crowsnest
345 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada

November 10 - 17
Theatre Espace Go
4890, boul. Saint-Laurent
Montréal, QC Canada

Playwright Annabel Soutar teams up with actors Alex Ivanovici and Brett Watson to create a thrilling theatrical response to the rise of extremism and tribalism in political discourse today.

The Assembly invites the left and the right to face each other in a live setting and to attempt to transcend their ideological labels through listening.

Each performance invites audience members to join the stage and participate in a long table where they can engage in difficult conversations about current events that affect their communities. Themes addressed in The Assembly include immigration and freedom of speech.

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FREDY at Usine C
Mar
26
to Mar 29

FREDY at Usine C

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Fredy is being remounted at Usine C from March 26-29, 2018. The French documentary play is written by Annabel Soutar and directed by March Beaupré.

A documentary about the events surrounding the tragic death of a young Canadian from Honduras shot dead by a police officer in Montreal North during the summer of 2008. Since this event, are we able to put aside our prejudices, to speak and hear the truth about his death?

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UP NEXT Artist PITCH - APAP - NYC
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

UP NEXT Artist PITCH - APAP - NYC

Playwright Annabel Soutar will present Seeds at the UP NEXT Artist PITCH session at APAP:
Friday, January 12th, from 1pm – 3pm

Seeds is Annabel Soutar’s hit documentary play about the four-year legal battle between feisty Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto Inc. Based on court trial transcripts, interviews with Schmeiser, Monsanto representatives, and with farmers, academics, lawyers and scientists, Seeds leads us through a suspenseful labyrinth of legal conflicts around patent rights, scientific showdowns about GM food, and property clashes between farmers and the biotechnology industry.

While debates about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) escalate around the world, Seeds provides its audience with an entertaining platform to become informed about how GMOs were introduced into the North American food supply.

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