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Honours Performance Series 2019

McMaster’s School of the Arts’ Honours Performance Series features work of students from the graduating class of the Theatre and Film Studies program working in collaboration with third year student designers. Each year the HPS productions reflect the interests and creativity of the current generation of McMaster students. With support from the “Tribute to Theresa Elspeth Pierrynowski Fund.”

Week ONE

Libby and Soledad Against the World

Libby doesn’t want to be stared at anymore. Soledad is desperate for anyone to see her. A Latina and a black girl walk into a bar, does the sea of whiteness calmly drown them into silence and invisibility, or do the waves crash violently, as if to say “you don’t belong”   They hold each other to stay afloat.

CREATED BY: Micaela Molina Morales and Adeline Okoyo

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 14th, 15th, 16th

SHOWS AT: 12.30pm and 8pm





After years of fighting, Gwen Rogers looks back on her life and reflects on how her experiences with sickness and her body have shaped her family and her relationship with her daughters.

CREATED BY: Maddie Krusto and Humza Malik

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 14th, 15th, 16th

SHOWS AT: 1.30pm and 9pm





building blocks

A man struggling with childhood trauma works to cope with mental illness and rebuild his past.

CREATED BY: Quinn Pham and Alannah Taylor

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 14th, 15th, 16th

SHOWS AT: 2.30pm and 7pm






Week TWO 


interFACE is an experimental multimedia and theatre performance about young women coming of age in a world saturated by digital media. Virtual and actual identities intertwine in this piece that combines physical theatre and interactive audiovisual stimuli.



March 28th at 12.30pm and 8pm

March 29th and 30th at 12.30pm and 7pm





Could your fragile masculinity handle being told what to do by a woman? In a world where women control men’s wages, livelihoods, and penises, men must rise above it all with a smile on their face. In a series of absurd vignettes, G(u)YNO, follows the struggles of men in a woman’s world.

CREATED BY: Livija Cygas and Emma Thornton


March 28th at 1.30pm and 7pm

March 29th and 30th at 1.30pm and 8pm





Will “emotion” and “reason” always act like two horses pulling in opposite directions? Or can they exist in harmony and balance? Told through physical theatre, re:mind follows “emotion” and “reason” as two bodies intertwined in both space and time, within one individual suffering mental trauma.

CREATED BY: Olivia Gaudino-Korosak and Winnie Wu

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 28th, 29th, 30th

SHOWS AT: 2.30pm and 9pm



Getting to the L. R. Wilson Hall

The Honours Performance Series will take place in the newly constructed L. R. Wilson Hall. The Black Box Theater is on the main floor.

McMaster Campus Map. Enter campus from Sterling Street. As you approach campus, to your left is the L. R. Wilson building with underground parking; to your right are several more parking lots.  The newly constructed Wilson Hall is now located at number 74 on the campus map.

Parking rates can be found here.