BY AMY LEE LAVOIE AND OMARI NEWTON
PRESENTED IN ENGLISH WITH FRENCH SURTITLES
AN IMAGO THEATRE AND TARRAGON THEATRE COPRODUCTION
« The most fun you’ll have this year confronting terrible and terribly pervasive truths. » – Stir
« Quick-paced, brilliantly funny and lacerating. » – Vancouver Sun
From March 21st to April 1st, the Montreal theater company Imago Theatre presents Redbone Coonhound an Arts Club (Vancouver) Silver Commission as part of a rolling world premiere, co-produced with Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) at Salle Fred-Barry of Théâtre Denise-Pelletier.
OUT FOR A WALK IN THEIR WEST END NEIGHBOURHOOD, MIKE AND MARISSA—AN INTERRACIAL COUPLE—MEET A DOG WITH AN UNFORTUNATE BREED NAME: REDBONE COONHOUND. THIS SMALL DETAIL UNLEASHES A CASCADING DEBATE BETWEEN THEM ABOUT RACE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP THAT MANIFESTS AS A SERIES OF MICRO-PLAYS, EACH SATIRIZING CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON MODERN CULTURE.
A wild and subversive journey through history and into the future. Through its hard-hitting comedic elements, Redbone Coonhound deals with the intricacies of both the subtle and overt polemics of race, systemic power and privilege, and reveals deep fears, rage, insecurities and, ultimately, hope.
AMY LEE LAVOIE ET OMARI NEWTON, PLAYWRIGHTS
MICHELINE CHEVRIER ET KWAKU OKYERE , ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
ABOUT IMAGO THEATRE
Imago Theatre is a professional feminist theatre company, a catalyst for conversation, and an advocate for gender-inclusive storytelling. Our work is committed to pushing boundaries, expanding form, and engaging in essential dialogue about urgent social issues. We centre feminist values, perspectives, and artistic practices within diverse stories, voices, and experiences.
ABOUT TARRAGON THEATRE
Tarragon Theatre’s mission is to create, develop and produce new plays and to provide the conditions for new work to thrive. To that end, the theatre engages the best theatre artists and craftspeople to interpret new work; presents each new work with high quality production values; provides an administrative structure to support new work; develops marketing strategies to promote new work; and continually generates an audience for new work.
REDBONE COONHOUND at Salle Fred-Barry of Théâtre Denise-Pelletier
March 21 – April 1st, 2023
All performances are presented in English with French surtitles
By Amy Lee Lavoie and Omari Newton
Directed by Micheline Chevrier and Kwaku Okyere
With Christopher Allen, Kwesi Ameyaw, Lucinda Davis, Brian Dooley, Deborah Drakeford, Jesse Dwyer et Chala Hunter.
Animator Dezmond Arnkvarn | Costume Designer Nalo Soyini Bruce | Videographer Frank Donato | Dramaturg Stephan Drover | Set Designer Jawon Kang | Stage Manager Daniel Oulton | Sound Designer Thomas Ryder Payne | Lighting Designer Michelle Ramsay | Apprentice Stage Manager Julian Smith
An Imago Theatre (Montréal) and Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) Coproduction
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