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What’s On (Calgary): PERSEPHONE BOUND: Continuing the Conversation – The Screaming Goats Collective

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What’s On (Calgary): PERSEPHONE BOUND: Continuing the Conversation – The Screaming Goats Collective

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The Screaming Goats Collective presents:
PERSEPHONE BOUND: Continuing the Conversation

February 24, 2022, 7:30pm
cSpace King Edward, Calgary and via Video-on-Demand

“1 in 4 North American women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime”

Persephone Bound: Continuing the Conversation is a reimagining of the theatrical version of Persephone Bound through a unique digital theatre experience.

This hybrid event is our strategy for adapting to the constrictions placed on the performing arts sector by the global pandemic and can be experienced both in-person or digitally.

The performance includes a vital post-show talk back with audiences, featuring expert guest speakers in survivor outreach, sexual assault awareness and the judicial process of sexual assault claims including representatives from Calgary’s Centre for Sexuality and CCASA (Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse).

“a soaring retelling…told with grace, inventiveness and hope.”— Cult MTL

Synopsis:
Persephone Bound follows a young woman’s journey through three vivid realms: The Underworld — a college party that holds the painful memory of her experience of sexual assault; The Court — a bureaucratic hell-sphere where she pursues her fight for justice; and The River (Styx) — a liminal internal space where she grapples with grief, the ambiguity of memory, and the trauma of an event that has left an indelible mark on her life.

Persephone Bound, a contemporary adaptation of the Greek Myth of Persephone, is a play that uses stunning poetry, percussion and aerial circus work to tell the story of a young woman’s courage and pain as she navigates the complexities of speaking out about surviving sexual assault.

Ticketing and Viewing Options:

Feb 24, 2022 7:30 PM MT: In-Person (Live Talk Back at 8:45 PM)
Feb 21, 2022 – Feb 27, 2022: Video-on-Demand
Feb 24, 2022 8:45 PM MT: Talk- Back Livestream
*included with Video-on-Demand purchase

Tickets can be purchased here: eventbrite.ca/e/persephone-bound-continuing-the-conversation-tickets-244541990677

Ages: 14+

Running time:
50 mins + 60 min post-performance curated panel discussion

Note: cSpace King Edward is a wheelchair accessible building

Persephone Bound: Continuing the Conversation is a Screaming Goats Collective production, created in partnership with Imago Theatre.

“I am determined to be seen.” – Persephone

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