Sound of the Beast
In her solo performance Sound of the Beast, two-time Governor General’s Award Nominee Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (aka Belladonna the Blest) 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.
Listen to the Sound of the Beast track Who Dat here.
Sound of The Beast
Written and performed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
with ASL components by Tamyka Bullen
Direction/Dramaturgy: Andy McKim and Jiv Parasram
Lighting Design: Rebecca Vandevelde
Projection Design: Cameron Davis
Composition/Sound Design: David Mesiha
Stage Management: Heather Bellingham
April 13 – May 7, 2017.
Previews April 13th though 16th at 7:30pm
Opening night April 18th at 7:30pm.
After opening the show plays Tues- Sat 730pm
Saturday and Sunday 2pm
Special Performances during Sound of the Beast:
Eggrolls with Andy (Pre-show talk discussing the themes of the show)
April 19th at 6:45pm
April 22nd at 2pm
Post show Q and A with DM St. Bernard
April 23rd at 2pm
TICKET PRIECES (all prices include HST)
General Admission: $38
Artsworker (w/valid ID): $25
Under 30: $17
Weekend Matinees: $22.50 in advance OR pay-what-you-can in person.
By Phone: 416.504.7529.
In Person: The Arts Box Office located at 16 Ryerson Avenue is open Wednesday-Friday from 3p-730pm, Saturday from 12p-730p and from 12p-230p and one hour before the show.