“There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada. There are shared values — openness, respect, compassion, willingness to work hard, to be there for each other, to search for equality and justice. Those qualities are what make us the first post-national state.” —Justin Trudeau
Inspired by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comment that Canada is “the first post-national state,” Post National is a innovative exploration of Canadian identity in an increasingly populist world. A two part show, it is devised by the fourth year students under the guidance and mentorship of director Ross Manson, writer/dramaturg Deborah Pearson and choreographer Kate Alton — three artists from Volcano, Toronto’s world renown boundary pushing theatre company.
One act is an autobiographical piece performed by the fourth year actors and the other is a message-in-a-bottle from York Theatre students to another group of students, who could be anywhere in the world. This act will be performed by 12 unsuspecting performers who have had no rehearsal. They will respond to questions and instructions live in front of the audience.
7:30 p.m. on November 19-24
1:00 p.m. on November 22 & 24
2 p.m. on November 25
November 22 7:30 pm is an ASL interpreted performance.
November 23 7:30 pm is a relaxed performance.
Box Office Information: Tickets are available online or over the phone 416-736-5888
Previews: $7.00 November 19 & 20
ASL Interpreted Performance: $5.00
Wednesday November 22 7:30pm
Relaxed Performance: $5.00
Thursday November 23 7:30pm
All Other Performances:
(Group price applies when all group tickets are purchased at once for a single performance. Not available online, please phone or visit the box office)