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Pool (No Water)

Talkbacks September 7+8, 2022

September 3 > 15, 2022

Segal Centre for the Performing Arts

60 minutes (no intermission)

Content Warnings:

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Strobe Lighting 

A group of young artists have dreams of making it big. When one of them eventually finds success, the others are left to contemplate their own ambitions, talent, and the envy gnawing at their friendship–until this group member invites them all to her luxurious home to celebrate their bond. For one night only, the group is back together. But celebrations come to an abrupt end when the host suffers a horrific accident. Through crisis, an almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be their next work of art? Pool (No Water) is a visceral and shocking play about the ways in which our ambition, creative identity and humanity intertwine and conflict. The play begs the questions, what does it mean to make art? What are we willing to sacrifice in the name of success?


METAs 2023 — Outstanding Ensemble (Winner)

METAs 2023 — Outstanding Direction (Winner) 

METAs 2023 — Outstanding Performance — Thomas Valiere (Nominee)




Written by
Mark Ravenhill

Directed by
Leila Ghaemi

& Rebecca Gibian 


Stage Manager

Ava Bishop


Set & Costume Designer

Maryanna Chan

Composer & Sound Designer 

Iva Delic 

Lighting Designer 

Chris Wardell 


Video & Projection Lighting
Jeremy Michael Segal


Lucas DiTecco

Audrey-Shana Férus

David Noel

Rosemarie Sabor 

Thomas Vallières

Dakota Jamal Wellman

"A bold statement from Persephone"

—Montreal Gazette

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