written & performed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Directed by Andy McKim & Jivesh Parasram
October 3 – 14, 2018 – Montreal Premiere; MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
Black Theatre Workshop presents a Theatre Passe Muraille production.
In her solo performance Sound of the Beast, two-time Governor General’s Award Nominee Donna-Michelle St. Bernard speaks truth to power using spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop. Inspired by Tunisian emcee Weld-El 15 – who was jailed for his song Boulicia Kleb (The Police Are Dogs) – St. Bernard riffs on oppression, poverty and systemic injustice. Sound of the Beast highlights St. Bernard’s quick wit and quicker rhymes in a multimedia performance that reflects on questions of identity, the decision to call out authority and what happens when authority strikes back.