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TEENS 15+

Pandora

by Sarah Berthiaume

Translated by Nadine Desrochers

Available now on YouDigital
French Version streaming on Télé-Québec

ABOUT

A new digital adaptation of a Youtheatre classic. 

What starts as an innocent search quickly escalates for 16 year-old Pandora, as the world of online porn unfolds before her. Conflicted yet drawn in by what she sees, Pandora begins to feel the impact on her real-world relationships. Drawing inspiration from the Greek myth of Pandora’s box, Pandora explores the dangers of defining oneself through the prism of the internet, and the importance of remaining plugged into the real world.

Awards

2022 Winner - Prix Numix - Best Digital Program (youth)

(Pandora - YouDigital version)

2022 Finalist - Best Short Film - Children Cinema Awards (CCA) 

(Pandora - YouDigital version)

2021 Winner - Best Women Empowerment Short - Paris International Short Festival 

(Pandora - YouDigital version)

2021 Official Selection – Broadway International Film Festival LA 

(Pandora - YouDigital version)

 

2021 Nominee – Phoenix International Short Film Festival (Pandora - YouDigital version)

 

2021 Official Selection – Yorkton Film Festival (Pandora - YouDigital version)

2021 Official Selection – Toronto International Women Film Festival 

(Pandora - YouDigital version)

2015 Public Choice – The Theatre Reader 
(Pandora - Sarah Berthiaume)

2016 META Nominee – Outstanding PACT Production & Outstanding Lighting Design
(Pandora – Martin Sirois)

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Press

“P@ndora is unlike almost any show I’ve seen … the show is barefaced and unapologetic in its language and themes. Yet it’s also poetic, suggestive and nuanced, a clever variation on the Greek myth of Pandora and her monster-filled box.”
Now Magazine

“Berthiaume’s script is remarkable in raising many important issues in our attitude towards cyberspace through its open-ended nature and allegorical features. I always say that expression over exposition is the way to go in a visual medium, and P@ndora as a whole effortlessly delivers on that front.”
The Theatre Reader

“The text is laced with metaphor, the staging highly stylized and the context surreal. Such a combination could have spelled disaster in less capable hands. But (the) world premiere of P@ndora, a Youtheatre play about a teenage girl’s troubling encounter with online pornography, was an unmitigated success.”
The Gazette

“P@ndora is Unflinching, Vital and Important Theatre for Young Audiences”
Mooney on Theatre

Production History

 

March 13 ― 15, 2013

Presented by Youtheatre at Théâtre Calixa-Lavallée, Montreal

Featuring Zarrin Darnell-Martin & Francis-William Rhéaume

March 18 ― 29, 2013

Presented by Youtheatre on school in the Montreal region

Featuring Zarrin Darnell-Martin & Francis-William Rhéaume

November 30 ― December 11, 2015

Presented by Young People’s Theatre, Toronto

Featuring Sean Colby & Bria McLaughlin

February 02 ― 05, 2016

Presented by Youtheatre at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Montreal

Featuring Bria McLaughlin & Dan Mousseau

February 08 ― 19, 2016

Presented by Youtheatre on school tour in the Montreal region

Featuring Bria McLaughlin & Dan Mousseau

March 2021+

Available for streaming globally on YouDigital

April 2021-February 2022

Presented by Great Canadian Theatre Company to Ottawa audiences

(YouDigital version)

2022+

Available for streaming on Télé-Québec