Written and Performed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

a Theatre Passe Muraille production
presented by Rumble Theatre

February 19 – 23, 2020
PL1422 | 1422 William St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2P7 [map]

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Photo: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard/Hoffworks


In Sound of the Beast, Toronto emcee Belladonna the Blest (Dora Award-winning playwright Donna-Michelle St. Bernard) shares stories of coming up in Toronto’s hip-hop scene, the intersections between conscious rap and political activism, and the sacrifices we make for the things we believe in. Part concert/part theatre the show blends the personal and the political, with a bold and brutally honest take about policing in Black communities.

Sound of the Beast is a part of the 54ology: Donna-Michelle’s commitment to create one performance work drawn from each country in Africa.


“Go experience this intense, memorable constellation of storytelling — you’ll be the better and the wiser for it.

Mooney on Theatre


Show times: Feb 19 – 22 (evenings) at 7:30PM, Feb 23 (matinee) at 2:00pm.
Running time:
80 minutes, no intermission
Audience warning: Strong language, loud sounds, mature content

Writer and Performer: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Co-Directors and Dramaturges: Andy McKim & Jivesh Parasram
Music Composer & Sound Designer: David Mesiha
Original Lighting/Set Designer: Rebecca Vandevelde
Lighting Design (Vancouver): Sophie Tang
Rehearsal Director: Jessica L. Fleming
Stage Manager: Jivesh Parasram