WELCOME TO MY UNDERWORLD
May 8 - 25, 2019 | Young Centre For the Performing Arts
Playwrights: Bilal Baig, Maddie Bautista, Grace Thompson, Radha S. Menon, Ellen Ringler, Nikoletta Erdelyi, Simone Dalton, Caroyln Hetherington, Samson Brown
Cast: Bilal Baig, Maddie Bautista, Grace Thompson, Radha S. Menon, Nikoletta Erdelyi, Caroyln Hetherington, and Samson Brown
Dramaturge & Director: Judith Thompson
Choreographer: Monica Dottor
Lighting Designer: Sharmylae Taffe-Fletcher
Stage Manager: Jenna Borsato
Presented in partnership with Soulpepper Theatre Company
MEET THE PLAYWRIGHTS
These hot new Canadian dramatists bring gatecrashing ideas, serious politics, and fresh bracing language to the stage. They have created current, compelling characters never seen on our stages before, showing us how the very concept of human identity is shifting.
The playwrights include: Bilal Baig, a queer Muslim artist; Ellen Ringler, who has navigated the mental health system; Nikoletta Erdelyi, a young poet who uses a wheelchair, Radha S. Menon, a brazen South Asian British Canadian playwright; Grace Campbell, a fearless writer, performer and visual artist living with a disability, Maddie Bautista, a Saudi Arabia-born Filipino theatre maker and composer/sound designer; Simone Dalton, a queer Trinidadian-Canadian playwright; Samson Brown, is a self described, Jamal Of All Hustles, with a primary focus on trans advocacy and the arts; and Carolyn Heatherington, an 89 year old internationally acclaimed actress who has proven to be an extraordinary playwright.
WELCOME TO MY UNDERWORLD’S PRODUCTION TEAM