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Blackberry

A derelict city canal. Fiona, Mo and Salim find peace in this urban hideout, a place that reeks of freedom, where they can be themselves- until the disturbing discovery of a dead body destroys their urban utopia, bursting the fantasy of escaping their everyday lives.

A NEW PLAY

WRITTEN BY RADHA S. MENON

Blackberry-A Full length play adapted from Menon’s Award winning 2019 mircro-play of the same name. Production will take place in late summer 2022.

Blackberry examines the lingering stain of colonialism from the perspective of four IBPOC youth. Analogous to the social movements of 2020,  Blackberry is a relevant, mysterious and hopeful piece of theatre that contributes a powerful message to the Defund the Police movement. The piece explores systemic racism within the police force and it’s very real effect on IBPOC youth.

If you are interested in more information about our Blackberry Study Guides, available for high school students,  please contact micaela@redbettytheatre.org

If you are interested in applying for a crew position please contact info@redbettytheatre.org with your CV and Cover Letter.

This project is made possible due to our partnerships with the Hamilton Fringe Festival and Suitcase in Point.

This project is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Barrafato Law Firm.

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