Honours Performance Series 2021

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The School of the Arts is proud to present four virtual evening performances as part of the Honours Performance Series 2021.

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Registration for the Honours Performance Series has now closed. Still interesting in catching this evening's premiere of A Lucky Man? Email humbo@mcmaster.ca for the link!

About the Honours Performance Series

The Honours Performance Series is the product of THTRFLM 4A06: Theatre, Performance, and Society and features the work of the graduating class of the Theatre and Film Studies program. The class is the culmination of the program’s training in devised theatre creation. Students collaborate to produce live, public performances that speak to their own social concerns.

In this year of the pandemic, the students have pivoted to digital performance. We have tried to maintain the spirit of live performance and resisted the inclination to simply make short films.

Their innovative responses to the challenges of distanced creation have been extremely impressive. Each student has developed their own form and style of digital performance that aligns with the theme of their show. They have all been a great pleasure to work with and have shown great resilience and creative courage in these difficult times.

I hope you enjoy their work as much I have enjoyed working with them.

-Peter Cockett

교포: Lost in Translation

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 7:00 PM


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교포 (Gyopo, lit. “Koreans”): Lost in Translation is a work of digital theatre that investigates the fragments of identity that are scattered around us in our own homes. Exploring the memories of growing up as an immigrant in Canada, creator Sung Won (Bil) Cho shares his experience of being caught between two worlds.

Human

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 7:00 PM


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Putting the human back in HIV. This piece explores the personal and social experiences of HIV in the modern-day queer community. Through multiple stories, movement, and the body, Human teaches us that HIV is more than a diagnosis.

Written by Aaron Penciner

How the Flowers Grow

Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 7:00 PM


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Ophelia must tend to the flowers she wishes to see flourish. This performance explores the allure of escapism when struggling with depression.

Written by Rosalina Hannah Kim

A Lucky Man

Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at 7:00 PM


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Is it a sin for a lucky man to feel sad all the time? Life is generally good, a roof over his head, a family who takes care of him, but Leo is still lonely in a foreign land and struggles to confront the source of his sadness.

Created by Ankh Hu

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