Miscellaneous Productions presents: Vancouver premiere of Monsters preceded by the world premiere of The Ghosts of Productions Past
Date/Time: Nov 8 2018, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pmVancouver, Orpheum Annex | Event calendar
Monsters, loosely based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, is a hip hop anti-bullying, anti-racism film of the community-engaged play for young audiences performed by an inclusive cast of youth.
Miscellaneous Productions Next Generation’s The Ghosts of Productions Past is an original short film brutally satirizing the whiteness of the Canadian theatre scene.
WARNING: Scenes of violence. Not recommended for children 12 and younger. Free admission.
A grant from Heritage Canada’s Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program made possible the creation of a film document of Vancouver’s MISCELLANEOUS Productions’ 2017 stage show, "Monsters" – an anti-racism, anti-bullying play with hip hop and World music and dance.
"Monsters" is a transdisciplinary musical theatre work loosely based on Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein." It explores how and why a community creates and supports a ‘monster’, how collusion functions, and how people are often attracted to individuals with loud, brash, forceful or aggressive personalities but are unaware of how incredibly damaging they can be.
The Vancouver film premiere of "Monsters" will be preceded by MISCELLANEOUS Productions’ 5-minute short film, "Ghosts of Productions Past" - a new and nasty feminist satire of the whiteness of the Canadian theatre scene, #MeToo, #TimesUp and the recent disturbing events at various North American theatre companies. Funded by the Vancouver Foundation and featuring the Next Generation Team, MISCELLANEOUS Productions’ youth alumni alongside professional actors, "Ghosts of Productions" Past is written by Megan de Leon Solis, directed by Elaine Carol, with a new hip hop song composed and performed by Natasha Pheko, and choreographed by Sabera Hamid with youth dancers.