The Drake Underground
1150 Queen Street West
Ticket Price: $15 Save with a Pass
Thursday August 4th 9:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday August 6th 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Sunday August 7th 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Monday August 8th 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday August 9th 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Wednesday August 10th 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Thursday August 11th 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Latecomer Policy

Latecomers are permitted.


Not Suitable for Children.


IN UTERO OUT is a shadow puppetry show exploring a spectrum of intergenerational tales of embodiment. Become immersed in the imagery and microcosms presented – large-scale shadow projections and soundscapes tell a spectrum of intergenerational tales of embodiment. Reflections on so-called “uterine sagas”: The birth experience of a grandmother nearing 100 years old; An unrecognized pregnancy’s sudden ending; An expectant parent who is faced with assumptions and surprise outcomes. This work is inspired by issues of reproductive justice and multiplicity of experiences bodies can hold.


Drawing With Knives experimental shadow puppetry co

Created by Brescia Nember Reid, Bloodbeard and Drawing With Knives experimental shadow puppetry co.; Produced by Drawing with Knives experimental shadow puppetry co.; Puppeteered by Joce Tremblay, Melisse Watson, Naty Tremblay and Brescia Nember Reid; Music, Soundscape and Technical Design by Bloodbeard, Nic Murr and Morgan Reid; Primary Puppet Creation by Brescia Nember Reid and Bloodbeard; Additional Puppet Creation and Engineering by Joce Tremblay, Melisse Watson and Naty Tremblay.

Curator's Note

"That moment when the lights dim in a venue, before we know what the heck we’re going to be subjected to - that’s the excitement generated by the ideas and approaches in this piece. The thing about this piece is that the unknowingness sustains. It carries us through, uncertain though we may be, we are swept into the artfulness of the journey." - Tara Beagan