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Redbone Coonhound

Redbone Coonhound
An Arts Club Silver Commission as part of a rolling world premiere with Tarragon Theatre
and (Montreal)
Written by Amy Lee Lavoie and Omari Newton
Directed by Micheline Chevrier with Kwaku Okyere
February 7 – March 5, 2023
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Out for a walk in their West End neighbourhood, Mike and Marissa—an interracial couple—meet a dog with an unfortunate breed name: Redbone Coonhound. This small detail unleashes a cascading debate between them about race and their relationship that manifests as a series of micro-plays, each satirizing contemporary perspectives on modern culture. Through its hard-hitting comedic elements, Redbone Coonhound explores the intricacies of subtle and overt polemics of race, systemic power and privilege in remarkable, surprising and hilarious ways.
A wild and subversive journey back through history and into the future.
Redbone Coonhound reveals deep fears, rage, insecurities and, ultimately, hope.

Redbone Coonhound is in previews now!

As part of the process of building new work, previews are integral as they are the first opportunity to engage an audience with the work. To that end, please note that there may be a moment where an actor may call “line” or a scene be re-done for technical reasons. This puts you in the front row of new play development and the incredible uniqueness of live creation. Preview performances for Redbone Coonhound are Feb 7 – Feb 14.