Give It Up *


Two young girl soldiers engaged in civil resistance are imprisoned together in a military camp.  Their already strained relationship simmers under the pressure of uncertainty, fear and interrogation.


Playwright: DM St. Bernard

Director: Clare Preuss

Dramaturg: Keira Loughran

Composer: Pamela Gilmartin

Actors: Miranda Edwards, Sarah Kitz, nisha ahuja, Neema Bickersteth, Christian Feliciano, Karl Ang, Carmen Grant, Nehassaiu deGannes


40 minutes


2 f, 1 m


Theatre/Interdisciplinary.  Narrative.  Linear.  Music



-reading at Theatre Passe Muraille’s BUZZ, 2012

-draft presented by New Harlem Productions at Springworks Festival, 2012

-developed in Stratford Festival’s LAB September, 2013

-developed in a Canada Council for the Arts supported residency at Canada’s National Arts Centre, 2014 with English Theatre ensemble members Petrina Bromley, Christine Brubaker, Dmitry Chepovetsky, David Coomber, Eric Davis, Leah Doz, Sheldon Elter, Quancetia Hamilton, Eliza-Jane Scott, Joey Tremblay, under the leadership of Jillian Keiley and Sarah Garton Stanley.

-this play is a companion piece to BSide

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