April 28, 2023  — April 29, 2023

Queer Reading Series

PWM’s Queer Reading Series celebrates the art of queer storytelling by emerging playwrights. Join us as we give center stage to the next generation of 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ storytellers.

Ticket Prices free


I am thrilled for this year’s Queer Reading Series, which features two captivating plays from former participants of the Young Creators Unit. These plays wonderfully explore the notions of time, space, and identity. The theme of this year’s series is all about in-betweenness, which invites us to examine those liminal moments that open up when we explore queer identities. I am particularly proud of our talented playwrights, who have poured their hearts and souls into these works. Their innovative and thought-provoking plays are a testament to the future of queer storytelling. I am confident that their works will inspire and engage audiences in deep and meaningful ways, offering a fresh perspective on the complexities of queer identity.

I want to thank everyone for coming out to support these amazing playwrights as they step into the spotlight. This is a rare opportunity to witness the emergence of the next generation of queer storytellers. Let us celebrate their talents and encourage them to continue pushing boundaries and creating transformative works of art.

PERSONAL STATEMENT FROM JESSE STONG (QRS Festival Director, Former Director of the Young Creators Unit at PWM)


Friday, April 28, at 7:30PM (60 mins)

Three Halves Make a Whole

Saturday, April 29, at 2:30PM (70 mins)

Queer Leadership Panel, “Queer Performance: from the Underground to Centre Stage” 

Saturday, April 29, at 7:30PM (70 mins)

the apostles of falling off the bone

About the shows

Three Halves Make a Whole

by Camille Mankumah (she/her).
Directed by Warona Setshwaelo.

Performed by Alyssa Angelucci-Wall and Riel Reddick-Stevens

Two sisters wait in an airport lounge. Thirty minutes seem like an eternity as they contemplate the future and the inevitable changes a new arrival will bring. A play about family, race, self-identity, and the space in-between. Three Halves Make a Whole explores the possibility of reconciliation and the hope for a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Queer Leadership Panel, “Queer Performance: from the Underground to Centre Stage”.

A community discussion with panelists Kyng Rose, Richard Burnett, and Alex Tigchelaar, moderated by Jesse Stong.

the apostles of falling off the bone

by kurichka (they/he).
Co-directed by Corrina Hodgson, Alexei Perry Cox and kurichka.

Performed by Anna Morreale and Faïz/a Boukaria.

Two lovers, SYNTH and GALINA, untangle the enigmatic nature of their (profound) love, (complex) existence, (ghostly) past, and (uncertain) future in an attempt to gain agency over their stories and legacies. Incorporating tapestry, music, movement, and interwoven tales of queerness, THE APOSTLES OF FALLING OFF THE BONE explores the necessity of transforming spaces for lesbians to challenge our erasure, center tenderness and growth, honour/protect our sacred homes and histories, and break through heteronormative narrative conventions.

About the Playwrights

More Info

Visit Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal’s website for more details about the artists involved.