WOUNDS TO THE FACE (BY HOward Barker) - RANDOLPH COLLEGE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Premiere: July 6th, 2018 - The Annex Theatre (Toronto)

The 5th term students from Randolph College and I took on the challenge of staging Howard Barker's dark and enigmatic play at the 2018 Fringe Festival. Taking place over 18 disconnected scenes, Wounds to the Faceexplores notions of identity, power, and autonomy. Set during an unspecified revolution, Barker's characters struggle to set the terms by which they live by, in defiance of God, expectation, and common opinion. They give voice to their thoughts and feelings with exquisite, muscular and precise language, a Barker signature.

Creative Team: Claire Hill (set and costumes), AndrĂ© du Toit (lighting), Nicole de Angelis (sound design), Todd Campbell (fights), Melanie Nablo (stage management)

Cast: Angelica Bolognesi, Abigail Carey, Hope Clarkin, Amanda Coochey, Justin P. Douglas, Rachel Fehr, Kayla Ironside, Kieran Kennedy, Nikki Kuehnel, Diana Lavelle, Adriana Longo, Talia Marina, Lee-orr Orbach, Catherine Ouimet, Arthur Yip

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