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Second Annual Decolonise Your Ears
New Play Festival


The two-night festival will take place from November 4-6th, 2022 and feature three new plays. 

Red Beti Theatre is proud to announce the launch of the 2nd annual Decolonise Your Ears New Play Festival. Decolonising theatre means expressing culturally specific ideas, mythologies, music, dance; IBPOC bodies occupying space in celebration of our unique identities, and subverting rigid hierarchies in favour of a more equitable approach. It means brown and black bodies having time to explore our voices, develop our practices and explore lesser-known cultural forms without having to negotiate, conform or squeeze into the parameters of Western aesthetics. 

Come see three exciting new play readings!



2nd Edition of New Play Festival

November 4-6, 2022 at Theatre Aquarius

190 King William St, Hamilton ON

"Blood Sport" by January Rogers | directed by Carly Anna Billings| Nov 4 // 7:30 PM

Featuring: Jordan M Burns, Chanin Lee, Riley Assinewai, Tyrell King and Cheyenne Scott*

"Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin" by Malika Daya | directed by Malika Daya| Nov 5 // 7:30PM

Featuring: Asha Ponnachan, Kiru Srikanth, Rishab Kalra, Rami Khan and Reese Cowley*

"Fertility Slippers" by Ece Ayin | directed by Jennie Esdale | Nov 6 // 4:30 PM

Featuring: Aida Keykhaii* and Parnian Pourzahed


General Seating- Sliding Scale $15-$5

Readings run 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes long (depending on the play).


"Blood Sport" Lucy Coren Rose

"Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin" Radha Menon

"Fertility Slippers" Sharada Eswar

Production team-

Producer: Gia Nahmens

Sound Designer: River Oliveira

Stage Manager: Ciaran Brenneman

Graphic Designer: Grace Esford

This project is made possible due to our partnerships with Theatre Aquarius.

This project is supported by the Hamilton City Enrichment Fund and the Ontario Arts Council.

* “The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).”

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