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Runs from Thursday November 15 2018 to Sunday December 2 2018

Approximate running time: 1 hour


BMO Incubator for Live Arts
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4

Event Notes

× The Monkey Queen is an original theatre play weaving text, movement, visual and music. It is a story about female identity and empowerment through cultural and ancestral mythology. Reality crosses the border with an ancient legend from the female perspective of the warrior in a fantastical landscape close to home.

This story is inspired by the mythology of the Monkey King in Wu Cheng’En’s 16th century epic - Journey to the West. Monkey Queen is his counterpart, was born in the West and is journeying East, in search of her spiritual and ancestral roots as she discovers her own meaning as a warrior. The playwright reimagines an ancient tale through her personal journey as a Chinese Canadian female artist.

Playwright: Diana Tso
Director: William Yong
Cast: Nick Eddie and Diana Tso
Music Composers: Nick Storring and Brandon Valdivia
Lighting Designers: Rebecca Picherack
Projection Designer: Elysha Poirier
Costume Designer: Robin Fisher
Scenic Designer: William Yong
Production Manager & Set Builder: James Kendal
Stage Manager: Neha Ross
Publicist: Ashley Belmer
Red Snow Collective Production of The Monkey Queen is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council

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