these violent delights
Everyone is annihilating each other. Or dying of a plague. The patriarchy thinks it can set things straight by building a monument made of gold. Inspired by a scene from Romeo & Juliet that no one seems to remember, these violent delights asks: Why do we think a memorial can represent history and loss? How can a specific monument enfold larger issues of cultural memory and capital? And what, if anything, is sacred?
Karen Fricker from The Toronto Star wrote that these violent delights was “striking and accomplished.” Jordan Bimm from Now Magazine gave “this stunning, otherworldly ensemble piece” 4Ns. these violent delights was a best of the festival pick in torontoist and Now Magazine, with the later also giving us nods for best production, best direction, best design, and best ensemble.