Bent posterBy Martin Sherman

Directed by: Joe Recchia

Performances: November 13-15 & 20-22, 2008

Venue: Hagey Hall 180, Humanities                Building


Martin Sherman’s BENT is presented as an undergraduate thesis project directed and developed by Joe Recchia. Beginning as a project intended to bring more examples of Queer Theatre to the University of Waterloo campus in an effort to educate, provide positive role models and promote tolerance, this production appeals to those from all walks of life with its universal story of love and survival in the face of adversity. With this play, we hope to bring to light a much suppressed topic in our history. Today as queer individuals around the world continue to fight for their rights, even within our own backyard with the recent turn-over of the same-sex marriage laws in California, BENT will show both gay and straight audiences alike how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go...

The production is an undergraduate thesis project developed by Joe Recchia, who will serve as director and set designer for the production.

Production Team:

Jennifer O’Connor - Production Manager

Bill Chesney - Production Advisor

Lisa Gillis - Student Production Manager

Andy Allen - Technical Director

Scott Spidell - 244 Instructor

Robin Atchison - Head of Publicity

Heather Muir - Sound and Light Designer

Joe Recchia - Director

Kelly McNeely - Stage Manager

Rhiannon Berthelot - Tech Support

Joanna Hunter - Tech Support

Wes Rowley - Tech Support