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New Words Festival

April 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Performances from April 27 – May 4

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The National Theatre School presents two original works as part of its 2019 New Words Festival: “Nothing but Flowers” by David Gagnon Walker and “Think of the Children” by Jacob Margaret Archer.

Presented by the NTS Graduating Class of 2019 in Playwriting, Acting, Set and Costume Design, and Production Design and Technical Arts from April 27th to May 4th at the Monument-National.


Written by David Gagnon Walker
Directed by Rose Plotek

A social media CEO and his spiritual advisor are on a forest retreat, working to develop new technology for communicating with the natural world. An inventor and her bear live in the same woods, and are working on the same thing. Both their devices work. Sort of.

Preview: April 27, 2019, 6:30pm
April 30, 2019 at 7:30pm
May 1st, 2019 at 6:30pm
May 2nd, 2019 at 9:00pm
May 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm
May 4th, 2019 at 6:00pm


Written by Jacob Margaret Archer
Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley

Who’s to say what adulthood means anymore, when a hostile rental market, rising underemployment, and the decline of the nuclear family make all the old goalposts unattainable? Matt and his family-of-friends are trying to keep afloat in East Vancouver, living paycheque to paycheque with ever-lowering expectations for the future. But when an unexpected pregnancy forces them all to confront that rapidly approaching future, they must reconsider the limits of what a family can be, and weigh the lives they want to lead against the desires that are out of their control.

Preview: April 27, 2019, 9:00pm
April 29, 2019, 7:30pm
May 1st, 2019 at 9:00pm
May 2nd, 2019 at 6:30pm
May 3rd, 2019 at 9:00pm
May 4th, 2019 at 2:00pm

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April 27, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Monument National
1182 St-Laurent Boulevard
Montreal, QC H2X 2S5 Canada
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National Theatre School of Canada
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