September 5 2019-
University of Alberta,
TIMMS Centre for the Performing Arts
In association with The Department of Women's and Gender Studies
November 15-24 2019-
D.B. Clarke Theatre, Montreal QC.
October 2017- McGill University, Moyse Hall,Montreal QC.
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Cristina Cugliandro - Outreach Coordinator
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Produced by The Screaming Goats Collective
55 min, followed by a curated talk back
“I am determined to be seen.” - Persephone
Persephone Bound follows a young woman’s journey through three vivid realms: The Underworld - a college party that holds the painful memory of her experience of sexual assault; The Court - a bureaucratic hell-sphere where she pursues her fight for justice; and The River (Styx) - a liminal internal space where she grapples with grief, the ambiguity of memory, and the trauma of an event that has left an indelible mark on her life.
Persephone Bound, a contemporary adaptation of the Greek Myth of Persephone, is a play that uses stunning poetry, percussion and aerial circus work to tell the story of a young woman's courage and pain as she navigates the complexities of speaking out about surviving sexual assault.
Created and Performed by: Léda Davies and Jed Tomlinson,
with additional text creation by Michaela Jeffery
Director: Micheline Chevrier
Set and Costume Design: Diana Uribe
Movement direction: Lucie Vigneault
Aerial Puller: Eric Nyland
Additional support from:
Rachel Walker, Aerial Circus Coach
Emma Tibaldo, Playwrights Workshop Montreal, Dramaturge
Manuel Acevedo Civantos, Aerial Rigger
Persephone Bound’s script was developed with Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal