We're excited to present two outstanding online productions at this year's CDTPS 402 Directors' Showcase: Constellations and The Shape of a Girl! Both shows will be available via video on demand from Dec. 4 at 7pm until Dec. 6 at midnight. Ticket reservations are available at showtix4u.com/events/18172.
Patrons who purchase access to a Video On Demand stream have 48 hours to watch the content from the first time they start watching. This WILL be limited by the Video Availability which will end on Sunday, Dec 6 at 11:45pm.
Written by Nick Payne
Directed by Abby Esteireiro
A quantum physicist and a beekeeper fall in and out of love and loss across different multiverses—an infinite set of parallel universes that holds every possible future outcome. In a deeply intimate and expansive way, Constellations considers the value of the intensely brief life of a honeybee against the boundlessness of the sky. When we are confronted with the end of life and love, this play reminds us of infinite possibilities.
Visit the Constellations webpage to learn more about the show.
THE SHAPE OF A GIRL
Written by Joan MacLeod
Directed by Sabrina Weinstein
“A Girl in the shape of a Monster. A Monster in the shape of a Girl.”
1997, Victoria, British Columbia—Reena Virk, a fourteen-year-old girl is murdered by her peers in a case that shook the nation. A year later, fifteen-year-old Braidie becomes obsessed with this case, but not for sympathy for the victim—because she sees something in herself that resonates with the teenage killers. Horrified by this, Braidie plunges into her memories and takes us on a journey through her life—from playing ponies to afterschool smoking—and discovers the increasing ostracization and violence towards one of Braidie’s own peers at the hands of her and her friends.
Accentuated by the voices of Braidie’s past, this filmed one-woman show is ultimately a lesson in privilege and accountability, and how we as a society can take the first step towards justice.
Visit the The Shape of a Girl webpage to learn more about the show.
Download a pdf copy of the 2020 Directors' Showcase program.