Known for its boundary-breaking theatre, Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre brings you CANOE2017, an electric theatre lineup from the heartbreaking to the bizarre. CANOE2017 is dedicated to black artists from around the world.

MOI, MONSIEUR, MOI

Tuesday, February 7 through Saturday, February 11
Performances nightly at 8pm
Matinee on Saturday, February 11 at 1:30pm
at La Cite Francophone (8627 91 Street)

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Created by Patricia Gomis and Marcia de Castro
Starring Patricia Gomis
A co-production between Association Djarama (Dakar), Traversee des Arts (Paris) &  Compagnie de la Casquette (Bruxelles)
A co-presentation with L’Unitheatre & Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre
presented in French with English surtitles

Moi, Monsieur, Moi is the story of a young Senegalese girl who, like many others, was shuttled from aunt, to cousin, to uncle. She served as the little maid, sweating profusely carrying heavy loads, sweeping the floor, cooking for the whole family, and washing the dirty linen. In addition to her many chores, she remained a poor student abused by many at school. Moi, Monsieur, Moi is also the story of how a girl, a young girl, becomes a woman in Africa.

PIKE ST.

Tuesday, February 14 at 8:30pm
Wednesday, February 15 at 1pm
Wednesday, February 15 at 10pm
in the Backstage Theatre

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Or, take advantage of our Pay What you Will program – where patrons can contribute what they feel the show is worth, or pay what they are able. These tickets are limited and available in person at least two hours prior to the start of each performance – first come, first serve – at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office.

Written and Performed by Nilaja Sun
Special Audio Appearance by Vivian Lee, NY1
Directed by Ron Russell
Scenic Design by Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams
Costume Design by Clint Ramos
Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design by Ron Russell
A Golden Lady Production

In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a struggling family prepares to ride out a hurricane. Unable to move her teenaged daughter Candace—whose mysterious aneurysm has rendered her unable to move or breathe on her own—from their sixth-floor walkup, Evelyn plans for more than just survival: she fights for healing and redemption. With Pike St., Nilaja Sun uses her trademark humour and virtuosity to bring to life the entire Lower East Side, from decorated Puerto Rican war veteran Manny, to octogenarian neighbor Mrs. Applebaum, to Candace herself, trapped in her body yet remarkably full of vigour and hope.

BROTHERHOOD: THE HIP HOPERA

Friday, February 17 at 8:30pm
Saturday, February 18 at 2pm
Sunday, February 19 at 7pm
in the Backstage Theatre

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Or, take advantage of our Pay What you Will program – where patrons can contribute what they feel the show is worth, or pay what they are able. These tickets are limited and available in person at least two hours prior to the start of each performance – first come, first serve – at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office.

Written & Performed by Sébastien Heins
Directed by Karin Randoja
Dramaturgy by Jodi Essery & Karin Randoja
Set Design: Anahita Dehbonehie
Lighting Design: Jacynthe Lalonde
Sound Design: Miquelon Rodriguez
A b current & Sébastien Heins co-production

Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera is a non-stop, high energy, one-man show using original music and physical theatre to tell the parodied story of two brothers living the Hip Hop Life. Taking the audience from the 1970s all the way into the future, this fast-forwarding/rewinding live-hip-hop show is written entirely in rhyme and cleverly crafted song lyrics. Sébastien Heins utilizes Hip Hop and R & B, Rap, Soul, Funk, and Gospel to take the audience on a touching journey of family and brotherly love. Brotherhood is a triple-threat performance of theatre, dance and the immersive experience of being at a live hip hop show.

Interested in learning more? Download the Brotherhood Education Guide!