HPS 2021: How the Flowers Grow

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HPS 2021: How the Flowers Grow

The School of the Arts invites you to a virtual performance of How the Flowers Grow, as part of the 2021 Honours Performance Series!

By McMaster University School of the Arts

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Friday, April 16, 2021 · 4pm PDT



About this event

Registration for this event has now closed. Still interested in attending? Email humbo@mcmaster.ca!

How the Flowers Grow

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

Cast & Credits

Written by Rosalina Hannah Kim


Mimi Han as Ophelia

Saad Sheikh as Jack

Special Thank You

This has definitely been a unique and difficult year for producing and this show could never have come together without the help of some very talented individuals.

I want to thank Kelly Wolf for helping with literally everything behind the scenes. I’d like to thank James Kendal for constructing the beautiful set and Gordon Simmons for all of the technical assistance.

I’d like to thank the 4A06 team: our professor Peter Cockett and my classmates: Sung Won Cho, Ankh Hu and Aaron Penciner, for the continual input and support through this year long journey. Thank you to my actors, Mimi Han and Saad Sheikh, for their patience and taking on the roles of not only these characters but also as crew as they handled the setup in their own homes.

Finally, I’d of course like to thank SOTA and all of those involved, Patrick Brennan, Ana Skrtic, for their help and this opportunity to be able to bring my vision to life.

About 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

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