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Blood + Soil ()

Produced by

Theatre ARTaud

Playwright: Rouvan Silogix
Director: Rouvan Silogix


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


April 25th, 2019 – May 5th, 2019


A small town in Quebec secedes from Canada and the Commonwealth and create their own utopia, “Tanganyika”. Ideals slowly descend into chaos as it becomes the focal point of an attempted revolution amidst unconscious forces and helpless accomplices of the ‘demonic’ forces that take possession of the town. The ‘demons’ / ‘possession’ is an allegory of the potentially catastrophic consequences of the political and moral nihilism. I.e., our society today. ‘Lord of the Flies’ meets Ionesco in this piece inspired by “Demons” by Dostoevsky & “Animal Farm” by George Orwell. (


Jerry Schaefer Napoleon
Amaka Umeh Snowball
Sepehr Reybod MacEath
Joella Crichton Eurydice
Kayla Farris Lilith
Stephanie Crothers Jimmy
Lauren Maykut Martha
Alix Parra Sasha
Adriana Moraes-Mendoza Gracie
Alexandra Watt Simpson The Gospels
Morgan Johnson The Gospels

Creative Team

Rouvan Silogix Playwright
Rouvan Silogix Director
Ivana Popovic Original Score
Curtis Campbell Projection Designer
Waleed Ansari Lighting Designer


Kristin Freeland Stage Manager
Saad Khan Producer
Ahad Abraxas Production Consultant
Lisa Van Oorschot Crew
Laura Philipps Crew


Christopher Ross Venue Technician