Had things gone differently with Soulpepper’s programming, another production entirely might have been in its place this season. And, had things gone differently in Jani’s early years as an artist, she might not have grown into the fierce matriarch of Indigenous theatre that she is.
Demetrius is an entitled, possessive, insensitive womanizer who holds a position of power in a man’s world. He takes advantage of the male-dominated society in which he lives, and, in the end, he wins.
As we move into a world where more and more non-traditional and immersive theatre is being created, it’s important to ask: how are the creators of these stories documenting them so that other artists can benefit?