IDEAS AT CROW'S THEATRE
Dec 14, 2023
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25
IAN WILLIAMS AT THE CAA THEATRE: THE ENDLESS PROCESSION OF DAY
Giller Prize-winning novelist and poet Ian Williams (Reproduction) will explore the relationship between the past and future, inspired by the Crow’s Theatre’s production of Anton Chekhov’s timeless classic UNCLE VANYA being presented by David Mirvish at the CAA Theatre.
SUNDAY MARCH 24
MIGLENA TODOROVA AT FACTORY THEATRE: THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF VIOLENT MEN
The series continues March 24, 2024 in the Mainspace at Factory Theatre, when Social Justice Education scholar Miglena Todorova explores the roots of patriarchy and violence against women in a talk inspired by Lucas Hnath’s DANA H., the true story of his mother’s abduction.
SUNDAY APRIL 28
RILEY YESNO AT STREETCAR CROWSNEST: (LAND) BACK TO THE FUTURE
Anishinaabe scholar Riley Yesno will explore Indigenous futurism and the connection between dreams and new realities, inspired by Governor General Award-winning playwright Cliff Cardinal’s HUFF, his solo show about how three brothers cope with the death of their mother and struggle with solvent abuse.
SUNDAY JUNE 2
JAMIE CHAI YUN LIEW AT STREETCAR CROWSNEST: COMMUNITY, CITIZENSHIP AND BELONGING
Novelist and immigration and refugee lawyer Jamie Chai Yun Liew explores how our ideas of kinship and family shape the way we understand community, citizenship, and belonging. Her talk will accompany THE WRONG BASHIR, a laugh-out-loud farce that explores personal freedoms, familial expectations, and cultural traditions, by Zahida Rahemtulla.
CBC IDEAS Host Nahlah Ayed:
“At a time of polarization and division, we are proud to be part of an effort aimed at bringing meaningful conversations to audiences old and new. Theatre has long been one of the best venues for fostering debate and discussion, where plays tell stories that resonate deeply with our lives.
“These five thinkers will bring deep knowledge and wide curiosity to our collective stage, bringing fresh perspectives to some of the most urgent problems of our time.”
SUNDAY JANUARY 7
SANDEEP BANERJEE AT STREETCAR CROWSNEST: SINGING IN DARK TIMES
The IDEAS AT CROW’S THEATRE series will begin on January 7, 2024, with McGill professor and world literature scholar Sandeep Banerjee delivering a talk on love and art in times of war, inspired by NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 by Dave Malloy.