History and Mythology packaged for today's audiences
Monster Theatre produces work that engages the hearts, brains and guts of all audiences; comedies that excite intellectuals, histories that shock teenagers, and theatre for young audiences that makes adults roll on the floor laughing.
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Dear friends and supporters,
We at Monster Theatre have chosen to postpone our presentation of Twenty Monster Years: The Complete History of Monster Theatre in One Hour, which would have been presented on June 4th on Youtube.
Many of our past company members around Canada and the world have been preparing to present this digital cabaret over the past few weeks, but doing so now would ignore what should take precedence: the unjust murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, the latest in an oppressive, exhausting tradition of anti-Black racism and police brutality in Canada and the United States, and the demonstrations against such brutality.
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the countless organizations and human beings fighting for and risking their lives for justice, we have chosen to postpone our celebration until a later date, acknowledging that it is literally the least we can do. It is not a time to celebrate, but a time to listen, learn, and un-learn. To offer support and to amplify Black voices.
Twenty years of performance history has afforded us the privilege and power of a visible platform and we have a duty to use it in solidarity with those who do not have such a platform. If you were planning on tuning in this Thursday, please consider tuning in here instead. This video, compiled by Zoe Amira, features work by Black artists and 100% of the advertisement revenue it makes through AdSense will be donated to the associations that offer protester bail funds, help pay for family funerals, and advocacy.
Obviously, the work doesn’t stop here. The foundation of this country is rooted in racism, and it is our responsibility as artists to continue to interrogate that, educate ourselves, recognize and investigate our privilege, and not to be silent.
Vancouver artist Omari Newton speaks to how we can keep showing up here.
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Performing Artists around the world have been devastated by COVID-19. Monster Theatre is no exception. We have had virtually all our programming cancelled. We are doing our best to soldier on in new mediums, but if you are able to help support us through this challenging time, your donations are welcomed with tears of joy and (socially distant) hugs of appreciation!