Public presentation of A Brief History of Time: Astrophysics and Object Theatre

A Brief History of Time: Astrophysics and Object Theatre
Lire l’annonce en français : www.playwrights.ca/presentation-publique-de-a-brief-history-of-time

 

A PLAY IN DEVELOPMENT
Written and performed by Antonia Leney-Granger

Date: April 4, 2019 at 6:30PM
Location: PWM, 7250 Clark, Suite 103, Montreal
Admission is free. Donations welcome at the door.

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This solo show has been touring Quebec for three years in its original French version. The artistic support for the original creation in French is by Francis Monty and Olivier Ducas at Théâtre de la Pire Espèce. Antonia Leney-Granger joined PWM’s Young Creators Unit this season to work on the English translation.

The aim of this public presentation is to share the first version of the translated work with an audience, in order to obtain feedback that will help the playwright refine the show before its official English-language premiere, presented by Théâtre du Renard, at Montreal Fringe in June.

Synopsis:

Inspired by the work of astrophysicist and science popularizer Stephen Hawking, this dazzling one-woman show, uses a hundred or so objects to convey with wit and precision the great ideas that have shaped the history of modern science. Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Einstein and Hubble are sung, rapped, recounted and made relevant again. This is your chance to understand (at last!) the theory of relativity, the expansion of the Universe, and the meaning of the famous E=mc2.

About the playwright:

Antonia Leney-Granger

 

Antonia Leney-Granger is a Montreal-based puppeteer, director and educator specializing in object theatre and visual storytelling. In 2015, she founded Théâtre du Renard, an object theatre company. Antonia also works as an educator in puppetry for children and teens as well as artistic collaborator and assistant director for a few companies (Théâtre de la Pire Espèce, Belzébrute, Théâtre de la Petite Marée, Libre course, Rencontre Théâtre Ados). 

Antonia’s passion for transdisciplinarity drove her to undertake a master’s degree at Concordia University in 2018 to work on a research-creation project around two art forms: puppetry and comics. She holds a B.A. in Western Culture and Civilization from the Liberal Arts College at Concordia University and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Production Program). 

Mark your calendar!

Save the date: The 2019 Young Creators Unit Showcase

TWO NIGHTS OF STAGED READINGS FROM NEW WORK BY EMERGING THEATRE CREATORS.

Dates: Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Location: PWM, 7250 Clark, Suite 103, Montreal
Space is limited. Admission to all readings is free. Donations welcome at the door. Some of the plays feature sexually explicit conversations.

RSVP:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019

 

More details to follow.


ABOUT THE YOUNG CREATORS UNIT

Thanks to generous funding from Canadian Heritage and the Zeller Family Foundation, and the dedicated mentorship of PWM dramaturg Jesse Stong, the Young Creators Unit has become a mainstay for young Canadian playwrights. Since its beginnings in 2015, YCU has supported more than 90 young artists as they take risks, develop their voices and find their place in Canadian theatre.

Logo: Canadian Heritage and the Zeller Family Foundation