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Sound of the Beast

Sound of the Beast

By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Subjects: Solo Shows, Women Writers, Ontario Playwrights, African and Caribbean Canadian Playwrights
Duration: 75 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369100764, 160 pages, August 2020
Expected to ship: 2020-08-11


"Compassion is good, but it’s just motivation. Cars need engines. Movements need mobilizations. "

Through spoken word, storytelling and hip hop, acclaimed wordsmith Donna-Michelle St. Bernard challenges racial discrimination, the suppression of expression, and the trials of activism. By weaving her personal experiences in Canada around a reflection on the Tunisian emcee Weld El 15’s unjust imprisonment for insulting cops and a politician in a song, she creates a space to reflect on how we are part of the systems that oppress us, and on how to be a part of a solution.


“Effective, disturbing, and enlightening. ”

- Karen Fricker, Toronto Star

“Unusual and disarming. ”

- J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

“As poignant as it is playful. Utterly affecting. ”

- Camila Fitzgibbon, Montreal Theatre Hub