This is the Story of a Child Ruled by Fear
A play to be read together aloud by strangers.
Produced by Strange Victory Performance.
Written and performed by David Gagnon Walker
Directed by Christian Barry and Judy Wensel
Multimedia design by Tori Morrison
Physical design by Morgan Melenka
Halifax production management by Patricia Vinluan
Photos by Mat Simpson Photography.
David Gagnon Walker has written a play for himself and a gathering of friends and strangers to read together out loud. It’s the imaginary story of an imaginary child in an imaginary land. A poetic fable about how to live with the slowly unfolding emergencies of our world, it’s also an invitation to join in on the artistic process, and a testament to the power of a roomful of people discovering a new story together.
Created by a team of award-winning artists from across Canada, This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear invites you back to the theatre after the strangest year of our lives, asking you to help tell a story about worry and wonder, loneliness and community, beauty and fear. It’s an intimate reentry into the world-in-common we’ve missed so very much.
- Presented at Found Festival 2021. Studio Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns. Edmonton, AB. July 8-11, 2021. Sold-out run.
- Programmed at High Performance Rodeo 2022, Calgary, AB. [Cancelled due to COVID-19.]
- Programmed at rEvolver Festival 2021, Vancouver, BC. [Cancelled due to COVID-19.]
- Workshop presentation at BellsView Studios. Halifax, NS. February 28, 2020.