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


Words with Will:
A New Play Reading Series


Featuring new work inspired by/dialoguing with/that talks back to Shakespeare:


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


Both plays are at different stages of development and will be evolving up until (and 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.



Play Day Date Time
Thy Woman’s Weeds Wednesday October 24th 8pm
Cockroach Thursday October 25th 8pm
Thy Woman’s Weeds Saturday October 27th 8pm
Cockroach Sunday October 28th 2pm
Thy Woman’s Weeds Sunday October 28th 5pm


The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts – Studio Space
(5170 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H3W 1M7)


Tickets are Pay-what-you-Will at the door or after the reading.
Limited seating. For reservations, please contact 514-931-2644 or

Recommended age: 13+ for strong language.
Made possible by the support of Canada Council for the Arts and the Cole Foundation. Developed in collaboration with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal.