Red Snow, 2012

The Canadian production of  Red Snow premiered in Toronto Januaray 2012 and was remounted in China at ACT Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival November 2012.

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Remembering and Healing

A woman’s nightmare of a Chinese opera drives her to search for her family’s silenced story.
When she falls in love with a man connected to the same history, they must struggle to reconcile the past with the present.
When does the enemy stop being the enemy? One woman’s search into Nanjing’s past unleashes three generations of family secrets.

by Diana Tso

Director,  Beatriz Pizano
Music Composer, Alice Ping Yee Ho      Music & Movement Director,  William Yong
Set/Multi-Media Designer, Trevor Schwellnus      Lighting Designer, Michelle Ramsay      Costume Designer, Victoria Wallace      Dramaturge, Ric Knowles     Photographer, Alex Felipe 

Photos by Alex Felipe

The Canadian REVIEWS for RED SNOW !
“An astonishing, almost unbelievable work … Red Snow isgroundbreaking and brave. It is a stunning success. Go see it.” 
~ Mooney On Theatre
“A graceful, moving production … both the poetic script and theimpressive production are full of heart”
~ NOW Magazine
“Pleasingly lyrical…Director Beatriz Pizano’s staging is lovely and delicate…The production, as much as the play, is a rebuke to brutality.” 
~ The GRID
“Red Snow provokes, fascinates … Red Snow is the type of theatre we need more of in Toronto.” 
~ Charlebois Post

“Such an accomplished production! … This is in the best tradition of Theatre Passe Muraille.” ~ Paul Thompson (Artistic Director of Theatre Passe Muraille 1972-1982; 2011 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement)

Photos by Alex Felipe

“I just wanted to applaud you again for such a beautiful and powerful play! … Your play touches on that chord of: ‘How is it that humans do that to each other?  How is it possible?’ … It was so incredible how the grandfather tells the story about what happened – What he says and how he said it: Like this incredible scream of disbelief.” ~ Martha Ross (co-founder of Theatre Columbus)

“The forgiveness in this play is breathtaking. A healing, powerful work. This shows to me again, the role of art to heal us.
Thank you for this labour of the soul.”

- Joy Kogawa

Photo by Alex Felipe

Produced by Red Snow Collective in association with Toronto ALPHA and Aluna Theatre