The Starving Time
The Deep End Collective
June 7 – 10, 2018
Inspired by evidence found in 2013 that definitively proved the settlers in Jamestown had resorted to cannibalism in the face of freezing temperatures and the onset of starvation, The Starving Time is an exploration of what it really means to be hungry.
The need to fill ourselves up, to consume, to suppress.
A poetic piece of theatrical writing, The Starving Time is lyrical and non-linear. Is this Jamestown? Is this New Canada? Is this another world?
Originally developed through the Alberta Playwrights’ Network and the RBC Emerging Artists Mentorship Program.
Next Stage would not be possible without pilot funding from the Calgary Foundation and sponsorship from Imperial Oil. We thank you for this generous support that enables us to provide free space and technical resources to eight local artistic companies to rehearse and present new work within the 17/18 season.