PuSh Blog

Okinum

November 04, 2022

Digital collage of Émilie Monnet, with long dark hair dressed in black, sitting and stroking a large beaver illustrated in orange and red. the entire background is bright blue, and the surface of the water has outlined irregular shapes in gradient shades of blue.

In this hypnotic monologue performance, Émilie Monnet interprets a recurring dream and transmits a message of empowerment to the audience. In Anishinaabemowin, the word “okinum” means “dam,” and the narrative of Monnet’s dream involves a […]

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Are we not drawn onward to new erA

November 04, 2022

A figure wearing a salmon-coloured shirt and face mask holds up a red tube exhuming a large cloud of white smoke that envelops the room. On the ground are multicoloured pieces of crinkled plastic.

Ontoerend Goed’s palindromic take on the climate crisis uses structure as metaphor, employing repetition and reversal to symbolize the need for a worldwide undoing of our actions. The play starts off with backward speech from […]

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Soldiers of Tomorrow

November 04, 2022

Duotone purple and beige photograph of two male figures, both with short hair and wearing military uniforms. Both are looking towards the camera, but the face in the foreground is pixelated. In the background are desert hills and partial views of other figures.

Playwright and performer Itai Erdal writes of a day when his eight-year-old Israeli nephew came home from school with an empty box. It was to be filled with goods for soldiers on the frontlines, and […]

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An Undeveloped Sound

November 04, 2022

Laara Sadiq, a woman with brown hair in a braid wearing a black blouse, black pants, and black shoes, kneels down and pleads to a mysterious character with the shape of a small child wearing a black parka jacket, gray gloves and gray socks. A pile of gray bricks and a gray bin are placed behind them.

On the shores of an ocean sound, an abandoned commercial outlet has been repurposed as a call centre. Inside, a team of spokespeople have been recruited to speak on behalf of a mysterious new development. […]

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AALAAPI | ᐋᓛᐱ

November 16, 2021

  Crossing the boundaries of age, gender, and ethnicity in its collective authorship, AALAAPI | ᐋᓛᐱ enriches our lives with a nuanced understanding of contemporary Inuit experience. Combining the aesthetics of theatre and radio, the […]

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VIOLETTE

December 17, 2020

Violette has a story to tell. This utterly unique work brings viewers one by one into her private realm; it’s an experience that mixes live theatre and Virtual Reality, making use of both physical immediacy […]

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How to Fail as a Popstar

December 14, 2020

What a journey it’s been for Vivek Shraya: from burning aspiration to the edge of fame and many strange places in between. In this eclectic, rousing performance, the singer walks us through her life in […]

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