“She Said/He Said strips love bare.”- The Montreal Gazette
“Humorous and engaging with a strong script.” –Broadway World
“a unique theatrical experience of spoken word.” – Montreal Theatre Hub
By Anne-Marie Woods
Directed by Quincy Armorer
Starring Mariah Inger and Christian Paul
Presented by the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
April 13 – May 1, 2016
A hilarious and touching story about relationships, love and communication between black men and black women.
SHE is a Black woman asking real questions about life, truth and finding love. HE is a Black man searching for meaning, compassion and understanding. Together, they fight to make their relationship last in a world where “the rules” are always changing and ask the question, “How can Black men and Black women come together if the walls of communication seem to be broken down?”
Written by award-winning playwright Anne-Marie Woods, She Said/He Said uses hard-hitting monologues, spoken word, poetry and song to explore the stereotypes and vulnerabilities that often keep Black men and Black women from truly coming together.
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Quincy has been the Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) in Montreal since 2011, where he has directed Gas Girls and The Meeting. In 2015/16 he will direct She Said/He Said for Black Theatre Workshop’s 45th season. A graduate of the Theatre Department at Concordia University, Armorer has also studied at the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre at the Stratford Festival. As an actor, his past credits include two seasons with the Stratford Festival, Intimate Apparel, Romeo and Juliet, Condoville, Tiger’s Heart (Centaur Theatre), A Common Man’s Guide to Loving Women, Blacks Don’t Bowl (Black Theatre Workshop), four seasons with the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival (SLSF), The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Jungle Book, Beethoven Lives Upstairs (Geordie Productions), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Repercussion Theatre), Twelfth Night, The Fantasticks (Piggery Theatre), two summers with Shakespeare by the Sea, among many others. This year Armorer joins the 2015/2016 NAC English Theatre Ensemble where he will star in The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God; a Centaur Theatre and National Arts Centre co-production in association with Black Theatre Workshop.
Anne-Marie Woods is the 2013 recipient of the BBPA Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Entertainment. Her career has always been driven by her love for Youth Arts and Culture. She is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist, director, producer and creative consultant. With roots in the UK and the Caribbean…her life and career have had no regional boundaries. She holds the honour of being the first African Canadian to have a featured play at the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina in 2001 – with her play Waiting to Explode. She has performed in countless showcases and festivals including: Hillside Music Festival, Irie Fest, When Sisters Speak, the Nuyorican Café, the Drum in Birmingham England and Rapso Festival in Trinidad. In 2013 and 2015 she wrote the adaptation for Mitchell Cohen’s play The Journey-The Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization and was production coordinator and creative director. She is beyond thrilled that her new play She Said/He Said will be part of BTW’s 45th season, the place where she had her starring role portraying Djanet in Afrika Solo. Woods is a Creative Renaissance Woman who continues to experience life through her writing and artistic expression. www.imaniartsbiz.com
Mariah Inger was raised in Montreal and began her theatre career at a very young age. She has worked with a variety of directors and theater companies throughout Canada. In her early 20’s she began her Film and Television career, working with such names as George Clooney, Mark Waters, Tony Goldwyn, Blythe Danner and Tom Wilkinson.Today, Mariah is happy to be back on the stage with this new piece. She is excited to take on this new project and share it with the audience. Other Film/TV credits include: 19-Two, Murdoch Mysteries, Housesittter, Lost Junction, Like Mother like Daughter, Courage of Love and so on… Other Theater credits included SEEDS, Chloe’s Choice, GRAIN, PlayBoy of the West Indies, The Overwhelming, Black Media.
Christian is ecstatic to return to Black Theatre Workshop. His last theatre credit was also with BTW, in The Meeting two years ago. He has been concentrating on television for the last year, with a recurring role in The Art of More, a series produced by Sony for Crackle TV. Other credits in the past year include Scratch a (hip-hop musical), Real detectives, and Dans ma tête, a French comedic series. After some music shows in Mexico this winter and a less than restful family vacation in Cuba, he is ready to hit the stage with new found inspiration.
Set and Costume Designer
Born and raised in Iran, Elahe is a Scenographer and Architect who settled down in Montreal in August 2014. She completed her MFA in Scenography at the University of Kansas (2012) and worked professionally in both the United States and Iran before moving to Canada. Her work has appeared in several festivals where she was nominated for the best scenic design at the Fadjr International Theatre Festival as well as receiving the Kennedy Center American College Theater (KCACTF) national award in design excellence. Last spring, she worked at Centaur Theatre thanks to a Conseil Des Arts de Montreal d’émART-mtl grant. Her most recent works include designing costumes for ‘State of Denial’, a Teesri Duniya production at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, and assisting set and costume design for ‘December Man’, a National Arts Centre production in Ottawa. As an artist from a diverse background herself, she is very pleased to be working with BTW on this production.
Eric Mongerson designed lights for Gas Girls and Swan Song of Maria (BTW), Progress! and Kafka’s Ape (Infinitheatre), Wa (Arashi Diako), Paradise by the River (Centaur) and The Poster (Teesri Duniya). He teaches Design for the Theatre at Concordia University where he has served as Design Coordinator, Technical Director, Theatre Manager, Production Coordinator, and Chair of the Department. He has consulted for Scénoplus and Cirque du Soleil. He has designed lighting and scenery for many productions across North America. His students have designed for, Broadway, Cirque du Soleil and Stratford. He has been on the board of directors of the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology / L’Institut Canadien des Technologies Scénographiques (CITT / ICTS) and is currently on the board of the Centre Québécois de L’Institut Canadien des Technologies Scénographiques (CQICTS). He is a member of APASQ Association des Professionnels des Arts de la Scène du Quèbec.
Rob Denton is an independent composer and sound designer. Recent credits include Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears, and Gas Girls by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard produced by Black Theatre Workshop; Hosanna by Michel Tremblay Produced by Tableau DʼHote, and In Search of Mrs. Pirandello bu Michaella DiCesare.
Danielle Skene has worked as a stage manager for numerous Montreal theatre companies. She Said/He Said marks Danielle’s fourth production with Black Theatre Workshop following her work on Harlem Duet, Gas Girls and most recently, Binti’s Journey this past February. Previous credits with other companies include Motherhouse, The St. Leonard Chronicles, and The Envelope (Centaur Theatre Company), Same Time, Next Year, Waiting for the Barbarians, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Forever Plaid and most recently Tribes (Segal Centre for Performing Arts).
As a child, Dayane wanted to be an oceanographer because the vast, seemingly endless water was full of mysteries that she wanted to uncover. She’s a bit older now, and she left behind the secrets of the sea, to concentrate on discovering the ones of storytelling. She went to school, as one does, to learn about singing, acting and dancing. And learn she did. Dancing led to choreographing which led to directing. Now, she’s the Artistic Director of CETM (Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal). She works in a nice office with big windows and a sturdy plant that doesn’t die when she forgets to water it. Every day she uncovers a little more than the day before, and she is forever grateful to her Black Theatre Workshop family, who allows her to explore her obsession of human connection.
Apprentice Stage Manager
Emlyn vanBruinswaardt is a recent graduate of the Production program at the National Theatre School of Canada. She discovered her love for tech and working backstage while working for Repercussion Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. She stage managed Concordia University’s production Theatre (blank) Business and has stage managed and been a venue tech for the Montreal FRINGE Festival. She was the apprentice stage manager for Geordie Theatre’s Chloe’s Choice. She is interested in many different aspects of production, as long as she is backstage and not onstage! She is passionate about using the arts to incite positive change in our society.
She Said/He Said was developed with the assistance of Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal
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