Sound of the Beast

by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard | A Theatre Passe Muraille production

Collage and poster design by Emily Jung | Photo by Tanja Tiziana

“Compassion is good, but it’s just motivation. Cars need engines. Movements need mobilization.”

Through spoken word, storytelling and hip hop, acclaimed wordsmith Donna-Michelle St. Bernard illuminates racial discrimination, the suppression of expression and the trials of activism. Her experience as a Canadian emcee is woven through with allusion to Tunisian emcee Weld El 15’s unjust imprisonment for rhymes against a regime. This story creates a space to reflect on how we are connected to the systems that oppress us, and how we can empower each other to rise up.

Show Dates

Jan. 20th – Jan 25th, 2024, at PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Jan 26 – Feb 1, 2024, at Salmon Arm Arts CentreSalmon Arm and Vernon, BC

Running Time: 75 minutes


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PuSh Festival – Low Vision Friendly


Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue)



$12 | $35 | $65

Swearing, descriptions of violence, police brutality, and grief.

Sound of gunshots and violence.

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Written and Perofrmed by
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Direction/Dramaturgy by
Andy McKim
Jivesh Parasram