Unmasked

Performance Dates

$15 Preview:

September 9th

Performances:

September 10th-12th

&

September 15th-19th

***Please Note: audience members will be required to be masked at all times in Studio 914. Click here for the full COVID policy. However, performers will be, predictably, unmasked.

Cast & Creative Team

Playwright and Assistant Director:

Megan Zong

Original Music Composition and Live Performance:

respectfulchild

Director and Dramaturge:

Gordon Portman

Cast:

Mitchell Larsen

Elizabeth Nepjuk

Miki Wolf

Set, Costume, Prop, and Mask Designer:

Brooklynn Bitner with Sightline Designs

Lighting Designer and Production Dramaturg:

Charlie Peters

Set and U.V. Design Dramaturgy

Taegan O’Bertos

Stage and Production Manager:

Mackenzie Dawson

Special Thanks:

  • On the Boards
  • The Open Storefront Project
  • Cynthia Dyck
  • Joel Bernbaum
  • Natasha Martina 
  • Johnna Wright
  • Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre
  • Andrew Johnston 
  • Beagle Productions 
  • Brainsport
  • The Reagle Beagle
  • Dale Friesen
  • Rachelle Block
  • Kate Herriot
  • Alex Hartshorn
  • Katie Blackburn-Dust
  • Yvette Nolan
  • Blaise Aitken
  • Diane Higgins

Funders:

written by Megan Zong with music by respectfulchild

Based on true events, Unmasked by Megan Zong explores a young woman’s experience with Psychosis. Featuring music by respectfulchild, the story weaves poetry and movement, providing a look into a mind struggling to discern reality from delusion.

Content Conversations

Content Conversations (sometimes referred to as content warnings) are our opportunity to give you a heads-up about some of the things you will encounter in the production. We recognize that certain content could be triggering and that there are some days you might not want to deal with those things or might want to have a heads-up before you do. We try to offer a sense of how the content is engaged, as well as what the content is.

If you prefer to be surprised by the content, feel free to skip this section. Engage with the play in whatever way you wish!

Read about the content here

Afterplay Discussions

Afterplay discussions are curated conversations that take place following select performances. This is your chance to discuss what Unmasked meant to you and engage with the experiences of others in a supportive, inquisitive environment.

Hosted by a member of the community who has themself just seen the show, think of it as a book club for the theatre. The host will come with some prompts (and some free cookies) but the conversation is up to you!

Afterplay discussions will be held following the performance on the following dates:

Saturday, September 11th @ 8pm

Sunday, September 12th @ 2pm

Thursday, September 16th @ 8pm

Sunday, September 19th @ 2pm

Mental Health Resources

Mental health is at the core of this play – and the core of all our lives. What follows is an incomplete list of organizations in Saskatchewan who work to support mental health services in a variety of ways.

If you are in need of support – or would like to offer your support – please reach out to these organizations.

If you are in immediate distress, call 9-1-1

For general health and mental health support, call Healthline at 8-1-1

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service‘s 24hr Crisis Line 306-933-6200

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Saskatchewan Division is a volunteer-based organization offering a range of supports and services.

Saskatchewan Voice for People with Disabilities Inc. is a community-based, consumer driven organization promoting full participation in society for those with disabilities and led by people representing a cross-section of the disability community.

Mood Disorders Society of Canada is a non-governmental organization working to provide people with mood disorders a strong, cohesive voice at the nation level.

Unmasking Unmasked

In this section we tell you a bit more about Unmasked and how it was created.

Inspirations

What inspired Megan Zong to create Unmasked? Find out in the Inspirations section.

Collaborations

Who was involved in bringing Unmasked to the stage? How did that happen? The Collaborations section details the journey.

Evocations [Coming Soon]

What has Unmasked unlocked for the creative team? What were they thinking about while the made the show? Evocations is full of points of connection between the play and the world at large.