A Bear Awake in Winter

A Bear Awake in Winter
Company
Binocular Theatre
Playwright
Ali Joy Richardson
Runtime
75m

2007. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A high school band class. A new teacher from Toronto wants to be an inspiration to his jaded students but is afraid to come out to them. A boy bullies a girl in insidious ways until she takes matters into her own hands. An act of violence at a school dance fractures the community. This is a dark, funny, and difficult story about the fight to stand up for yourself.


Credits

Director
Ali Joy Richardson
Cast
Michaela Di Cesare
Andy Trithardt
Andrew Di Rosa
Bria McLaughlin
Danny Pagett
Natasha Ramondino
Hershel Blatt
Assistant Director
Bryn Kennedy
Stage Manager
Lucy McPhee
Sound Designer
Neil Silcox
Lighting Designer
Steph Raposo
Producer
Ali Joy Richardson & Bryn Kennedy

Performances

  Date Time
10th January 6:30pm Tickets
11th January 9:45pm Tickets
12th January 3:45pm Tickets
13th January 1:30pm Tickets
15th January 8:45pm Tickets
16th January 12:00pm Tickets
18th January 7:30pm Tickets
19th January 5:45pm Tickets
20th January 7:30pm Tickets

Accessibility information

N/A


Venue

Factory Theatre - Mainspace

125 Bathurst St
Toronto
Ontario
M5V 2R2

Access

Level of Physical Access
Accessible

Facilities

Air Conditioned
Yes
Washrooms
Yes
Outdoors
No

Content advice

Not recommended for persons under 14 years of ageSexual contentGraphic violenceSmokingMature language

Content description

This play includes a short scene of on-stage violence resulting in major injury. The injury is discussed but not seen onstage. There is a scene in which a girl experiences an unwanted touch from a boy and evades a non-consensual kiss. Characters discuss sexual assault and suicide (by hanging). Several scenes include depictions of a boy gaslighting and bullying a girl.


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