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Sound of the Beast ()

Produced by

Theatre Passe Muraille

Playwright: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard and Tamyka Bullen
Directors: Andy McKim and Jivesh Parasram


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


April 14th - 16th, 2017


April 13th, 2017 – May 7th, 2017


n her solo performance Sound of the Beast, two-time Governor General’s Award Nominee Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (aka Belladonna the Blest) speaks truth to power using spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop. Inspired by Tunisian emcee Weld-El 15 – who was jailed for his song Boulicia Kleb (The Police Are Dogs) – St. Bernard riffs on oppression, poverty and systemic injustice. Sound of the Beast highlights St. Bernard’s quick wit and quicker rhymes in a multimedia performance that reflects on questions of identity, the decision to call out authority and what happens when authority strikes back. (


Donna-Michelle St. Bernard Performer
Tamyka Bullen ASL Components Performance
Glyn Bowerman Radio Voiceover

Creative Team

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard Playwright
Tamyka Bullen ASL Component's Script
Andy McKim Director
Jivesh Parasram Director
Andy McKim Dramaturge
Jivesh Parasram Dramaturge
Rebecca Vandevelde Lighting Designer
Rebecca Vandevelde Set Designer
David Mesiha Composer
David Mesiha Sound Designer
Cameron Davis Projection Designer


Heather Bellingham Stage Manager
David Fisher Crew
Lisa Van Oorschot Crew


Jason Golinsky Production Manager
Christopher Ross Venue Technician