The first event of the 50th season will be the annual Discovery Series – a play reading of a new work in development. The selected play this year is Sanctuary by BTW’s newly appointed Artistic Associate Lydie Dubuisson. Sanctuary is a feminist conversation between a teenage girl and her sister, her Godmother, her best friend, and God, as she takes refuge in the sanctuary of her church while searching for answers about her destiny.
For this creation, Lydie Dubuisson juggles with English, and Creole to explore the complexity of an identity but also to create a moment of reflection on the role of women and continuity. What unites or binds girls to their communities? Why stay or go; for whom and at what price? Sanctuary is the prayer of a teenage girl who seeks to discern trust from blindness.
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Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s longest running Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English-speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.