Written by Hannah Moscovitch
Directed by Ryan Bassett
It’s 1970. Rudi stands outside his father’s study in Paraguay for the first time in seven years. After a long absence, he’s been compelled to return to his family’s home. But Paraguay isn’t his home: he was born in a small hospital in Berlin in 1945, just as his father was losing the war.
The roots of personal devastation are sowed in a public tragedy as an ordinary family is thrown into crisis by a terrible act of public violence that their son escaped... or thought he did. Moving backwards in time to explore the aftermath of the 1989 Montreal Massacre, Jean’s parents, Benoît and Kathleen, try to help their only son cope with the unthinkable.
Learn specific techniques for rehearsing and performing scenes of intimacy in a dramatic context. This work applies to a wide range of scenes including kissing, sexuality, flirting, familial bonds (for example, embraces between parent and child), connection between dear friends, scenes of sexual violence, and more.