Where: Factory Theatre Mainspace, 125 Bathurst Street
When: March 10 – April 1, 2018
Cost: Single tickets start at just $20 for previews and range from $30-$50 for regular performances. Student, Arts Worker and Senior prices also available. Purchase in person at Factory, www.factorytheatre.ca or call 416.504.9971.
Details: The Monument tells the story of a soldier desperate to escape death for his war crimes who agrees to give himself to the complete servitude of an unknown woman. A harrowing and visceral journey of two people forced to confront the atrocities of war; this Governor General’s Award-winning play asks questions that remain painfully familiar on our front pages today.
Considering The Monument through a lens of the 500-year war that has been waged against the people of Turtle Island since European colonization, this newly reimagined production will confront many of the dark and uncomfortable truths of Canada’s complicity around missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Written by Alberta-born Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Wagner, the cast features Venezuelan-born actor, singer and writer Augusto Bitter and the award-winning Ojibway actor, dancer, choreographer and singer/songwriter Tamara Podemski.
Director Jani Lauzon, a multidisciplinary artist of Métis ancestry, is an award-winning film actor, six-time Dora Mavor Moore-nominated actress, Juno-nominated singer/songwriter, and Gemini Award-winning puppeteer.
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