The Monkey Queen at the Theatre Centre Incubator
|November 11, 2018||Filled under Events||
Where: Theatre Centre Incubator, 1115 Queen St. West
When: November 15 – December 2, 2018
Cost: Tickets range from $20 – $35 and can be purchased at www.redsnowcollective.ca or call 416.538.0988.
Details: Red Snow Collective presents the World Premiere of The Monkey Queen, written by Diana Tso, directed by William Yong, and performed by Diana Tso and Nick Eddie. The production weaves text, movement, visual art and music, and reimagines the ancient tale through the playwright’s own personal journey as a Chinese-Canadian female artist.
The ancient mythology of the Monkey King in Wu Cheng’En’s Journey to the West has been re-envisioned through the playwright’s own heritage. In this modern version, The Monkey Queen is born in Canada and travels East towards China in search of her identity as a female warrior. Her epic path across the Canadian landscape combines dramatic styles from both eastern and western storytelling aesthetics.
Playwright and performer Diana Tso is a theatre artist, playwright, storyteller, artist in education and Dora award-winning actor. Director, choreographer and scenic designer William Yong’s professional dance and theatre career spans more than twenty-four years. He has performed in 75 cities within 15 countries.
The production also introduces recent George Brown Theatre graduate and Toronto based actor Nick Eddie. Features original music by composers Nick Storring and Brandon Valdivia, and costume design by Robin Fisher.