The Birds

by Yvette Nolan

Studio Ensemble
Performance Hall Comedy

About the Show

“entertaining and intellectually engaging…”
-McGill Tribune
Two humans seeking a better way of life arrive in the fabled land of birds. Soon, they begin to recreate this newfound paradise in their own image, with no regard for the occupants of the land. Nolan’s potent adaptation of Aristophanes’ classic play re-situates it to Turtle Island, examining the Indigenous / settler relationship and respect for the land with an insightful wit and lasting resonance.

The Birds is approximately one hour and ten minutes in length. There will be no intermission.

Performance Dates

Thursday, October 17 7:30pm
Friday, October 18 2:00pm
Friday, October 18 7:30pm
Saturday, October 19 2:00pm
Saturday, October 19 7:30pm
Sunday, October 20 2:00pm


Stephie Bright Eagle
Olive Elzinga Jack
Chevy Forsyth Agent
Alissa Grams Raven
Nick Harrison Ensemble
Jordan Holloway Surveyor
Daniel Knapp Sandpiper
Emily Lutz Surveyor
Chelsea MacEwan Ensemble
Marissa McClymont Ensemble
Emily Rose McTavish Gulliver
Ryan Nicolai Poet / Priest
Regina Rios Nightingale
Danny Saretsky Ensemble
Pedro M. Siqueira Hoopoe

Creative Team

director Keith Barker*
Indigenous co-cultural advisor Lindsay Delaronde
co-music directors Chelsea MacEwan & Danny Saretsky
music composers Chelsea MacEwan, Danny Saretsky & Regina Rios
stage manager Courtney Crawford
assistant stage manager Danny Saretsky
choreographer Pedro M. Siqueira
sound & projection design Jordan Holloway, Pedro M. Siqueira & Daniel Knapp
set design Stephie Bright & Marissa McClymont
scenic artist Carole Klemm
lighting design Nick Harrison & Emily Rose McTavish
costume design Emily Lutz & Ryan Nicolai
student marketing / box office / front of house Chelsea MacEwan & Regina Rios
props Olive Elzinga & Chevy Forsyth
business manager Alissa Grams

*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.

Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performance
October 19, 2:00pm

Visual Story available here.
More information on Relaxed Performances here.

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