A hilarious and provocative look at class, race, and family dynamics under the roof of a wealthy Jamaican-Canadian home. As Julie, a screenwriter, seeks to redress To Kill a Mockingbird through the perspective of Calpurnia – the Finch family maid – her tactics meet with explosive results at an important family dinner party. A brave, insightful, and outrageous new play.
About the Companies
Nightwood Theatre is the oldest professional women’s theatre company in Canada. Founded in 1979 by Cynthia Grant, Kim Renders, Mary Vingoe and Maureen White, Nightwood has produced, developed and toured landmark, award-winning plays by and about Canadian women.
“Sulong” means “battle cry” in Filipino. For Sulong Theatre, our battle cry is in the form of multidisciplinary experiences that shout, wail and scream
on behalf of brown women everywhere. Our mandate is to produce theatre that is by and about women of colour.
This affects the way in which we work, since this must be cognizant of the needs of women of colour: equal treatment, fair pay, and rehearsal and performance structure that is respectful to children and their caregivers – be they our audience members or our artistic team.