a Rumble Productions/Felix Culpa co-production

The Monument

November 11 – 27, 2004

at Performance Works, Granville Island

by Colleen Wagner

An unnamed country. A young soldier convicted of war crimes. A middle-aged woman who is both his saviour and tormentor.

Colleen Wagner’s Governor General’s Award-winning play is a brutal and timely testament to the passions of ordinary people in not-so-ordinary circumstances. In unflinching detail, The Monument dissects the roles of victim and perpetrator, leaving us with the question of how, and at what price, do we honour those who suffer civil and ethnic strife.

“The next thing you know I’m being tried for war crimes. Makes me laugh. If war is a crime, why do we keep having them?” – The Monument

Winner of two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, including:

Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition – Noah Drew
Outstanding Lighting Design – Del Surjik


Stuart Pierre
Linda Quibell

Production Team:

Direction: David Bloom
Costume Design: Barbara Clayden
Sound Design: Noah Drew
Set Design: Andreas Kahre
Lighting Design: Del Surjik
Stage Management: Joanne P.B. Smith
Assistant Stage Management: Joel Etkin
Technical Director: Craig Hall