A Passe Muraille production, Presented by Rumble

Sound of the Beast

February 19 - 23, 2020

Part Concert, Part Theatre.

PL1422 | 1422 William St, Vancouver, BC

About the Show

We had the pleasure of bringing Sound of the Beast from Toronto (via Theatre Passe Muraille) and sharing it with our local community. Audiences were treated to an intimate and powerful performance by writer/performer Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (aka emcee Belladonna the Blest). Through the course of the show, DM 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.

What Audiences had to Say About Sound of the Beast

Sound of the Beast just blew my heart/mind. … Go as a protest. Go for excellent theatre. Go for the raps. It’s an honour to watch the shine.” – @emeliasf via Instagram

“LOVED Sound of the Beast. Loved it.” – Michelle K.

Creative Team

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