The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius: Talkbacks and Speaker Series

Peter Anderson in The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius. Photo: Tim Matheson.

Peter Anderson in The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius. Photo: Tim Matheson.

As part of our world premiere production of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius, we’re thrilled to be able to offer two exciting post-show events to our audience: Talkbacks and our Speaker Series.

We’ll be hosting three talkbacks (Nov 24, Nov 26 matinee & Nov 28) and two Speaker Series sessions (Nov 29 & 30) during the run. The talkbacks and Speaker Series are FREE and will take place immediately after the performance.

If you’re seeing the show on a different date but want to attend a post-show chat, please come to The Cultch at 9:30pm on one of the talkback/Speaker Series evenings or at 3:30pm for the Nov 26 talkback.



At the talkbacks you’ll be able to chat with members of the creative team, ask questions, and share your thoughts on what you’ve just seen on stage. It’s a great opportunity to get the stories from behind the scenes and discover details about what interested you most about the show. It’s also a chance for us, the artists and producers, to hear your valuable feedback.

For this production we’ve invited three talented young artists to moderate the talkbacks. We hope you can join us for one of these intimate and thought-provoking conversations.

Nov. 24: Brian Cochrane, creator, director, and performer

Nov. 26 matinee: Jamie King, director

Nov. 28: Anjela Magpantay, co-founder of New(to)Town Collective


Speaker Series

Our popular Speaker Series, which began with our 2013 production of Penelope, is back to offer audience members the chance to learn more about and delve a bit deeper into some of the themes seen in the show.

We’re thrilled to have C.W. Marshall as our guest speaker for The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius. He’ll be presenting his talk “Smashing Genres: Violence, Humour, and Titus after both the November 29th and 30th performances.

C.W. Marshall

C.W. Marshall

C.W. Marshall is Professor of Greek at the University of British Columbia. He writes about ancient performance conventions, and how classical ideas persist in modern popular culture, especially television and comics. He has directed plays by Tony Harrison and Tom Stoppard, and has acted in various Shakespeare productions, playing Marc Antony and Bassanio in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Polonius in Vancouver.

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