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Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, McMaster University has made the difficult decision to cancel all events held at or hosted by the university until at least the end of April. These cancellations includes the Saturday March 14th HPS performances, as well as the second leg of shows that were to take place on March 26th, 27th and 28th. The THTRFLM 4A06 class would like to extend a thank you to everyone who came out and attended performances on March 12th and March 13th.

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The THTRFLM 4A06 class typically invites audiences to see the culmination of a year’s work for their capstone projects, McMaster’s School of the Arts’ Honours Performance Series, featuring theatrical performances devised by the students from the graduating class of the Theatre and Film Studies program. Working in collaboration with third year student designers and second year theatrical support, 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.”


Drowning Voices

We are in the midst of a global crisis. But any person may experiencing the effects in a different way. Drowning Voices explores the issues of not knowing who to listen to, and not knowing the best way to make an impact.

CREATED BY: Tonya Holmes

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 12, March 13, March 14

SHOWS AT: 12:30 PM, and 7:00 PM






Sometimes we manifest our trauma into a material being in order to better comprehend our pain. We talk to the dead in an attempt to reach out; light a candle, visit a tombstone, see a medium. Those who were once imperative in our lives can disappear in a moment- exploding fragments of reality to the farthest reach of our minds. It’s incomprehensible. Loss is named appropriately because we are not only losing that corporeal being, but also losing parts of reality that were so normalized. Where someone once was, there is nothing but silence.

DEVISED BY: Katrina Grist

PERFORMANCE DATES*: March 12, March 13, March 14

SHOWS TIMES*: 12:30 PM, and 8:00 PM

*Please note Friday March 14th’s performance has been moved to 9:00 PM*




A two-part performance, Tied explores the gap between wanting so desperately to reach out and connect, but not being able to find the words to do so. The first part examines this inability to communication with the self, tackling issues like depression and self harm, with the latter deconstructs why we try and avoid communication with others in awkward situations at all costs.

DEVISED BY: Rory Conway and Annamaria Skrtic

PERFORMANCE DATES*: March 12, March 13, March 14

SHOWS TIMES*: 2:30 PM, and 9:00 PM

*Please note Friday March 14th’s performance has been moved to 8:00 PM*




The Perfect Meal

Detective Tamara Tilo must solve the disappearing homeless people case to get her long wanted promotion. The criminal could be someone she knows.


PERFORMANCE DATE:March 26, March 27, March 28

SHOW TIMES: 12:30 PM and 7:00 PM







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CREATED BY: Mykola Paskaruk

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 26, March 27, March 28

SHOW TIMES: 1:30 PM and 8:00 PM







Whispering Fate

Two estranged sisters come to terms with their faith after a virus that threatens their sanity breaks out. What happens when the world you once knew crumbles around you?

DIRECTED BY: Aahil Dayanii & Graeme McArthur

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 26, March 27, March 28

SHOW TIMES: 2:30 PM and 9:00 PM






Getting to the L. R. Wilson Hall

The Honours Performance Series will take place in the the Black Box Theater of the L.R. Wilson Hall Building.

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.

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