Upcoming in December 2018:

RED SNOW COLLECTIVE
PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

World Premiere of

The Monkey Queen 

Written by DIANA TSO and Directed by WILLIAM YONG

Featuring DIANA TSO and NICK EDDIE

NOVEMBER 15 to DECEMBER 2, 2018

At the THEATRE CENTRE INCUBATOR

At the Theatre Centre Incubator, 1115 Queen Street West 416-538-0988

TORONTO – RED SNOW COLLECTIVE presents the World Premiere of THE MONKEY QUEEN, written by Diana Tso, directed by William Yong, and performed by Diana Tso and Nick Eddie. The production weaves text, movement, visual art and music, and reimagines the ancient tale through the playwright’sown personal journey as a Chinese-Canadian female artist. THE MONKEY QUEEN runs from November 15 – December 2, 2018 at the Theatre Centre Incubator (media night on November 16 at 7:30pm).

In THE MONKEY QUEEN, the ancient mythology of the Monkey King in Wu Cheng’En’s Journey to the West has been re-envisioned through the playwright’s own heritage. In this modern version, The Monkey Queen is born in Canada and travels East towards China in search of her identity. Her epic path crosses realities between the female perspective of the warrior and herself through a fantastical Canadian landscape close to home.

“My Asian roots and my European theatre training and upbringing in the west are reflected in the weaving together of both these dramatic styles.” Says playwright Diana Tso“This ancient mythology of my ancestral roots ignited my imagination in re-envisioning the story through my personal journey as a Chinese-Canadian artist.” 

Playwright: Diana Tso
Director: William Yong
Cast: Nick Eddie and Diana Tso
Music Composers: Nick Storring and Brandon Valdivia
Designers: Robin Fisher (Costume Design), Rebecca Picherack (Lighting Design), Elysha Poirier (Projection Design), William Yong (Set Design)
Publicist: Ashley Belmer
Photographer: David Hou

For school shows and students workshops please contact Diana Tso @ redsnowcollective@gmail.com
Download Monkey Queen Study Guide.

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