Sound of the Beast
"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