Created and performed by Sarah Waisvisz
Directed by Eleanor Crowder
Dramaturge: Emily Pearlman
Choreographer: Shara Weaver
Lighting Design: Eleanor Crowder
Sound Design and Composition: Mikki Bradshaw
Stage Manager (premiere): Madeleine Boyes-Manseau
Who are you when you don’t know what you are? Monstrous follows the protagonist’s journey across continents, centuries, and musical genres as she sifts through the facts and fictions of her mixed-up, mixed-race family history. Integrating storytelling, multi-genre dance, music, song, projections, and audience interaction, it is a quest for roots, remembrance, and belonging; it is also a cutting, hard-hitting provocation about “multiculturalism” in Canada. Monstrous is a startling wake-up call that puts pressure on how accepting we think we are.