afteRock Plays returns for its 2nd edition!

afteRock Plays presents two new plays in repertory: b current playwright in residence Catherine Hernandez’s The Femme Playlist, and Sébastien Heins’s Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera.


The Femme Playlist –

Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera –

afteRock is a play series that takes select plays from past b current rock.paper.sistahz theatre+ Festivals to the next level as workshop and full productions co-produced by b current and the show’s artists.

This edition of the play series is presented by b current as a part of the Buddies In Bad Times’ 2014-2015 season.
Both plays were hand-picked by Artistic Director Jajube Mandiela from the rock.paper.sistahz 12 theatre+ Festival line-up.

Previews: October 10, 11 & 12.
Opening Night: October 14 (The Femme Playlist) and October 15 (Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera)
Shows: October 16-25
Student/Senior/Arts Worker/Underemployed Discounts; Pay-What-You-Can Sundays
At Buddies in Bad Times, Chamber Space


The Femme Playlist
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From masturbation to motherhood, body shame to burlesque, Catherine Hernandez uncovers the realities of living as a queer woman of colour set to the music of her life. This multidisciplinary feast for the eyes, directed by the 2014 Ken McDougall award-winning director, Gein Wong, reveals what it is like to be sexy and proud, slutty and loud, queer and brown.

Directed by Gein Wong
Set Design: Jade Lee Hoy
Lighting Design: Jazz Kamal
A co-production with Sulong Theatre Company and Eventual Ashes.


Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera
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Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera is a non-stop, high energy, one man show using original music and physical theatre to tell the parodied story of two brothers living the Hip Hop Life. Taking the audience from the 1970s all the way into the future, this fast-forwarding/rewinding live-hip-hop show is written entirely in rhyme and cleverly crafted song lyrics. Sébastien Heins utilizes Hip Hop and R & B, Rap, Soul, Funk, and Gospel to take the audience on a touching journey of family and brotherly love. For the first time, at afteRock Plays, this production will give audiences the immersive experience of being at a live hip hop show.

Directed by Karin Randoja
Dramaturgy by Jodi Essery & Karin Randoja
Set Design: Anahita Dehbonehie
Lighting Design: Jacynthe Lalonde
A co-production with Sébastien Heins