he subject of the ‘mother’ has inspired many artists over the millennia, it is therefore all the more exciting to discover a work that treats this familiar subject in an inventive and fresh new way. such is the case with lise vaillancourt’s play the crow.
in this piece, lise explores the ‘mystery’ of the mother. the action follows a woman who struggles to understand her mother, who has never been able to connect to her. lise uses this elusive, mysterious quality in her writing, creating a style that flirts with film noir, a sort of whodunnit of relationships. her mother seems to magically appear and disappear, for no apparent reason, driving her daughter to distraction. in lise’s words,
Scared of being exposed as Gay or Lesbian
Scared that something might happen to her/him.
Being Shy or being Embarrassed if her/him was to be exposed.
stop hunting down animals