Deer Blood

Produced by Endless Love and Other Families
Created by Zach Buck and Josh Johnston

Weaving together drama, song, photography and film, Deer Blood tells the mythic story of two lovers whose need for each other, and need to escape, brings them to the edge of their humanity.

Performances January 18th – 22nd, 2022 @ 7PM
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Stratford Festival Guthrie Award Winner – Douglas Campbell Award for Theatre Creation, 2018
"Wildside is an opportunity for some of Montreal's most talented and adventurous artists to deepen their exploration and work."
Rose Plotek, Wildside Curator

About the show

Al and Lu have been in love for a while.

When people sleep together they give up pieces of themselves. Pieces of themselves when they fall in love. Soon enough we all become scavengers.

Music by Other Families: Jesse Manou, Megan Romano, Paul Geldert, Sinéad Bermingham, Olivia Cox

Banner Image design by Captain Jevins. Photos by Cesar Ghisilieri.

Creative Team

A man with a blue button up t shirt and a dark goatee stares intently
Josh Johnston
Creator / Performer - Al
A man wearing a red sweater holds a white umbrella
Zach Buck
Creator / Designer
A person with short black hair and a yellow, white and black shirt smiles
Rose Tuong
Performer - Lu
A woman with brown hair, wearing red lipstick and a red dress smiles
Marissa Blair
Assistant Director / Dramaturg
A woman with brown hair stands in front of trees
Elisabeth Nyveen
Design Consultant / Technical Director
A man with a red shirt plays the bass guitar energetically
Jesse Manou
Sound Designer / Musician


About Wildside

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Wildside Festival takes a more hands-on approach by presenting fewer shows, interacting more closely with the artists with two-week residencies of dramaturgy and technical support for each company.

Wildside Residencies @ Centaur

In this new model, the Centaur is supporting these projects through a residency to their encounter with an audience, a vital step in the development of new work.

The Wildside Festival celebrates work which takes risks in a variety of ways that are meant to surprise and provoke the audience. We believe that is an important aspect of the Festival. That said, the content of this year’s line up contains very mature imagery, stage craft and subject matter. If you are concerned that this may be a challenge for you and want more information on the specifics please contact our Box Office and we will be happy to discuss the nature of the work with you.