Marrow follows Morgan, a grad student researching witchcraft trials who is obsessed with gender politics, persecution and power paradigms. When reunited with her estranged sister Maura, who is recovering from bulimia, their conflicted past comes to light and exposes the fault-lines in Morgan’s beliefs. Marrow subverts common stigmas associated with eating disorders with playfulness, power and compassion. After a premiere production at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival, Marrow toured to the Gabriola Theatre Festival in 2017 and to the Port Theatre in the spring of 2018.
Agnes Tong and Amanda Sum performed in the 2017 and 2018 productions. Alexandra Lainfiesta and Baraka Rahmani performed in the 2016 production.
Directed by Marisa Emma Smith with sound design by CJ McGillivray and lighting design by Keagan Elrick; stage management, props and set design by Diana Bartosh. Produced by Resounding Scream Theatre in association with Alley Theatre.
A play that does more than entertain, it challenges the audience to think.
– SAD Magazine
There are no easy answers here, no easy definitions of feminism, and no easy ideas as to what it means to be a victim, what it means to be a survivor.
– Room Magazine