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The Stream You Step In Presented by University Players (UP Windsor)
November 19 @ 8:00 pm - November 22 @ 9:00 pm
The University of Windsor’s University Players (UP Windsor), in partnership with Toronto-based theatre company Outside the March, present “The Stream You Step In,” an anthology of original plays presented as double bills and streamed online over Zoom on Nov. 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2020.
The plays were commissioned specifically for the School of Dramatic Arts graduating BFA students as part of UP Windsor’s 62nd Season.
Commissioned playwrights include David Yee, Elena Eli Belyea, Karen Hines, and Marcus Youssef, and directors Sébastien Heins, Kim McLeod, and Griffin McInnes will direct casts in these new works, along with Outside the March’s artistic director Mitchell Cushman, creative curator on the project.
The Stream You Step in will be presented in two double-bills:
Double Bill 1: November 5th to 8th
Good White Men by David Yee
A first-person POV digital deep dive into the heart of the white ally industrial complex. Three young men on their journey to allyship get derailed by a neighbour who does all the right things in all the wrong ways.
The River of Forgetfulness by Karen Hines
Four bright young artists grapple with a poisonous living situation. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”… they quickly learn is a meaningless platitude.
Double Bill 2: November 19th to 22nd
The Jubilant by Elena Eli Belyea
Thistle films an apology video. Blake and Alistair attend couples therapy. Natali plans to live forever. Love, loss and longing intersect in this new work written for and about the internet.
Thank You for Your Labour by Marcus Youssef
A group of white students is organizing an online music show to show solidarity with their racialized peers. For tonight’s meeting, they’ve invited the faculty’s only brown student to join them. Good intentions meet unspoken desires in this Zoom comedy about whiteness, isolation, and how hard it can be to do the right thing.
Showtimes 8pm each night
Tickets are $20 and are available online only at the University Players Box Office.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit https://www.uwindsor.ca/universityplayers/