MANY THANKS to all who came out to SummerWorks 2013 for Salome’s Clothes – Body Theatre’s first production.  It was a great success and we look forward to seeing you at our next project presentation! 

The splendid cast and Clare Preuss’s inventive direction and the design by Michelle Ramsay (lighting) and Andrea Schregenberger (set and costume) make this a festival standout.

NNNN – Now Magazine, Jon Kaplan, August 10, 2013

Neema Bickersteh, Karen Robinson, Virgilia Griffith Photo by Karl Ang

Neema Bickersteh, Karen Robinson, Virgilia Griffith
Photo by Karl Ang

Salome’s Clothes by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s subtle yet powerful script leaves one wanting to shout in protest from one’s seat as the remarkable mother willfully blinds herself in the name of stability and comfort.” Artsvox, August 12, 2013

Inspired by events unfolding in Cote d’Ivoire, Salome’s Clothes symbolically illuminates the potential cost of our globalized demand for short-term material comfort.  Are we selling our future for worthless trinkets?

Actors Neema Bickersteth*, Virgilia Griffith, Karen Robinson*

Director Clare Preuss*

Lighting Designer Michelle Ramsay

Costume, Set, Graphic Designer Andrea Schregenberger

Associate Producer Sigrid Velis

Stage Manager Jeff Richardson

Production Technician Pamela Gilmartin

* Members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

SummerWorks Performance Festival, August 8 – 18, 2013

Salome’s CLothes Schedule: THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE

Friday 9th August at 1:30 pm
Saturday 10th August at 4:00 pm
Sunday 11th August at 6:30 pm
Wednesday 14th August at 6:30 pm
Thursday 15th August at 9:00 pm
Friday 16th August at 4:00 pm
Saturday 17th August at 1:30 pm


Thanks to Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Obsidian  for supporting Body Theatre’s 2013 SummerWorks presentation of Salome’s Clothes.

Thanks to Volcano Theatre for recommending Body Theatre to the Ontario Arts Council’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve Program.  This funding allowed us to workshop the script and physicality of the piece.  Body Theatre presented a staged reading of Salome’s Clothes at SpringWorks 2013 in Stratford.



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