Imago Theatre information for the upcoming 2022/2023 season

Imago Theatre is sharing information with Dawson faculty and staff who are planning for the new 2022/2023 academic year.

FOXFINDER by Dawn King

Canadian Premiere
An Imago Theatre production
Presented by MAI (Montreal, arts interculturels)
*Some performances will be surtitled in French.

OCTOBER 5 – 15, 2022 at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)

“When the foxes are gone, things’ll get better.”

In Foxfinder, crops are failing, food is scarce, and humans believe that foxes are solely responsible for the world’s destruction. In this dystopia, a struggling farming couple are forever changed by the arrival of the foxfinder, a young man sent by the government to hunt the animal down. Foxfinder, by award winning U.K. playwright Dawn King, is a haunting eco-parable exploring climate change and its impact on the psychology of fear and the human need for certainty.

A fierce and fabulous beast.” – The Stage
A darkly thrilling new play.” – Daily Telegraph
The most compelling new work I have seen this year.” – The Guardian
Remarkable script.” – Spoonfed

Themes for Foxfinder include:
Land ownership and the decline of farmers, psychology of climate change, totalitarian
government practices, fake news, food security, care, the criminalization of activism,
survival, migration, spiritual and physical repression, the fear of the other.

REDBONE COONHOUND by Amy Lee Lavoie and Omari Newton

Rolling World Premiere
Imago Theatre and Tarragon Theatre co-production
Presented by Théâtre Denise-Pelletier
*All performances will be surtitled in French.

March 21 – April 1, 2023 at Théâtre Denise-Pelletier

“How does one dog’s name have TWO racial slurs in it?”

Redbone Coonhound is a biting satire that deals with the intricacies of both the subtle and overt polemics of race, exploring systemic power and privilege. It is about the many ways white supremacy and patriarchy are subtly interwoven into our society, and how they can infect even the most banal aspects of our daily lives.
Conceived by interracial couple and writing team Amy Lee Lavoie and Omari Newton, Redbone Coonhound is a series of thematically connected micro plays, travelling from past to present to future, and blending a variety of narrative styles along with pop culture. It is brilliantly daring, at times shocking, always surprising, and most definitely relevant. Themes for Redbone Coonhound include:
White supremacy, patriarchy, race, gender, systemic power, privilege, pop culture, interracial relationships, satire, oppression, language.

We thought one or both of these productions might be of interest to you as you plan for your upcoming academic year. Themes include human psychology, climate change, the polemics of race, systemic power and privilege, among many other topics (see more below).

Please feel free to share with colleagues you think may be interested.

*Please note accommodations can be made if your class would like a matinee performance for Foxfinder or Redbone Coonhound. A minimum number of tickets would need to be purchased at the latest one month prior to the show’s opening.

Last Modified: May 4, 2022