"A singularly eccentric treat" - Montreal Gazette


march 14- 24, 2019

2019 META winner

outstanding independent production


(8 nominations, including writing, direction, costumes, set, choreography, lead actor-sash Samar, and emerging artist-Sophia graziani)

Montreal Arts Interculturels presents Scapegoat Carnivale's new play, with support from the National Arts Centre’s Collaborations program.

Written and directed by Alison Darcy & Joseph Shragge,

Dramaturged by Fatma Sarah Elkashef, Choreographed by Andrew Turner

Stage Managed by Chad Dembski. Set Design by Alison Darcy. Costume Design by Cathia Pagotto. Lighting Design by Jon Cleveland. Sound Design by Devon Bate. Technical Direction by Tristynn Duheme. Production Management and props by Dashiele Haskin. Set Design Assistance and construction by Sophia Graziani. Production Assistance by Iehente Foote. Set Construction Assistance by Reid Jenkins. Costume Assistance by Sarah Mauracher. Accent Coaching by Rea Nolan. Publicity by Janis Kirshner. 

Cast: Trevor Barrette, Davide Chiazzese, Alison Darcy, Sasha Samar.

This production is supported by the Cole Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des lettres de Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal. Yev was first developed as part of Infinitheatre's Playwright Unit.

Photo credits: Andreas Lie image, Trevor Keirnander graphic design 

"Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre a l'habitude de créer des productions originales, qui sortent de l'ordinaire, mais des créations néanmoins enracinèes dans les traditions théâtrales les plus pures." - 

"A singularity eccentric treat...Scapegoat Carnivale have become one of Montreal's most original and enjoyably eccentric companies."

- Jim Burke, The Gazette & Theatrefunhouse

“Le troisième et dernier volet du triptyque est une bagarre physique chorégraphiée entre Yev et Savorin qui laisse le spectacular touch bée. La Coordination efficace des mouvements, créée par Andrew Turner, est époustouflante. Darcy et Samar exécutent ce numéro exigeant avec précision et lui donnent une crédibilité impressionnante...cette dernière partie frappe particulièrement imaginaire de spectateur qui la portera longtemps dans sa mémoire. Une délice bien ficelé! ...le pièce propose des personnages  intéressants, des répliques fortes, une jolie poésie et a définitivement été touchée par la baguette magique de conteur des auteurs." -

"...deliciously enigmatic and does something theatre doesn't do often enough: surprise us." - Caitlin Murphy, independent theatre reviewer.

"I was deeply moved by YEV, particularly the bravery and the innocence of the character so beautifully portrayed by Alison Darcy. The words spoken (co-written by Darcy & Shragge)were full of ironic humour, sincerity and implied violence that the emotions elicited in the audience kept them on a seesaw." - Heather Solomon, theatre reviewer for the Canadian Jewish News


Yev is a hermit living in a remote region of the Northern Taiga, the sole survivor of a family who fled civilization for fear of religious persecution. Mathew, a biology student, curious about her solitary life, begins to transmit letters to her. As their relationship deepens, Mathew discovers that Yev is not entirely alone. Complications between Yev and her possessive neighbour, a retired geologist, reveal another version of her life story. Through complex storytelling and multiple perspectives, the play slowly unearths the truth of these secluded relationships.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.