Written by Jane Doe, Directed by Andrea Donaldson
A Nightwood Theatre production in association with Crow’s Theatre
January 8-26, 2019 at Streetcar Crowsnest (345 Carlaw Ave)
Grace by Jane Doe from Nightwood Theatre on Vimeo.
Exquisitely told in a stunning blend of documentary theatre, striking visual projections and choreography, Grace is a searing piece that ignites a pertinent discussion on the failures and limitations of the legal system. “There was no justice, there was just a legal outcome.” In the wake of a young woman’s disclosure of childhood sexual assault, a family presses charges. A true story about survival, hope, and the pursuit of justice at a time when provability still usurps truth in our courtrooms.
From having first developed the piece through Nightwood Theatre’s Write From The Hip play development program, we are deeply proud to present the World Premiere of Grace. “In the #MeToo era, Grace instigates a brutally honest and pertinent discussion about the failure of our legal system by reframing the conversation to involve our lawmakers,” says Kelly Thornton, Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre. “At a time when too many survivors seeking justice are faced with the insurmountable challenges of provability, we are proud to further this discussion with our art.”