In 2018, Repercussion Theatre developed, in collaboration with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal:


Words with Will:
A New Play Reading Series


The series featured new work inspired by/dialoguing with/talking back to Shakespeare:


Thy Woman’s Weeds by Erin Shields
Cockroach by Jeff Ho


Both plays are at different stages of development and evolved possibly throughout the reading series.

For now the plays could be described as follows:

Thy Woman’s Weeds by Governor General Award winning playwright Erin Shields, is a theatrical exploration of what it means to be a woman working with Shakespeare today, and features 7 strong female performers.

Cockroach by performer-playwright and Repercussion alumnus Jeff Ho, is a solo piece about his very personal relationship to language, culture, trauma, and the canon.

 Words with Will ran through readings in late October, 2018 at The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts’ Studio Space.


This initiative was made possible by the support of Canada Council for the Arts and the Cole Foundation.
Developed in collaboration with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal.