The University of Winnipeg



UWinnipeg theatre students perform original works

Fern, photo supplied

Fern, photo supplied

Students of the University of Winnipeg Theatre and Film Department present Fragile Things: An Evening of Solo Performances from November 20 – November 23, 2019 at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film.

With a title borrowed from Neil Gaiman’s collection of short stories of the same name, the series of solo performances is conceived, developed and performed by members of the fourth-year honours Devised Theatre class and directed by Claire Borody.

The solo performances explore themes of entrapment, urban poverty, rising above life’s barriers and external expectations, the true meaning of home, the importance of finding one’s voice, time and the human experience and self-actualization.

“So many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.” ~ Neil Gaiman

“All performances originated in a laboratory setting in which ideas were tested through specific tasks and improvisation,” said Borody. “From a foundation of concrete sources – image, music, props, selected text and scored action – each performer has created a unique original solo performance piece.”

The performances are arranged as two separate series, each featuring four 20 to 25-minute solo pieces.

Series One performances run Wednesday, November 20 and Friday, November 22 at 8:00 pm.
Series Two performances run Thursday, November 21 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 23 at 7 pm

All performances are held at UWinnipeg in the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at 400 Colony Street. Admission is free but seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Please call our 24-hour Reservation and Information Line at 204-786-9152 or visit the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film website at:

Based in the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at The University of Winnipeg, the Department of Theatre and Film offers concentrations in Acting, Design, Drama in Education, Filmmaking, Playwriting, and Production/Stage Management. Our classes are small and our approach is practical.  Our faculty is comprised of highly respected and award-winning professionals who are experienced teachers and remain active in their disciplines, bringing relevant and up-to-date instruction to our students.

Media Contact

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