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  • July 6      7:45
  • July 7      4:45

  • July 9      6:15

  • July 10  11:00

  • July 11    3:15

  • July 12    1:15

  • July 14    5:15

  • July 15    2:45

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  • July 19  10:00
  • July 21    2:00

  • July 22    7:15

  • July 24   Noon

  • July 25    5:30

  • July 26  11:00

  • July 28    3:45

  • July 29    9:00


We are having talk back sessions at Little Brown Jug after three of our performances:

  • July 21    5:30
  • July 25    7:00

  • July 28    5:15

Little Brown Jug is located at 336 William Ave 

“It is myself I have never met, whose face is pasted on the underside of my mind.”  - Sarah Kane


Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis is an explosive script from a writer struggling at the depths of depression to realize a play brimming with life.


“uncompromising, bleakly prescient work” - Variety


Theatre by the River’s production of 4.48 Psychosis will open at the Toronto Fringe Festival, running from July 5-16th, playing in The Theatre Centre - BMO Incubator. The show will then run as part of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, at Red River College, from July 19-30th.

CONTENT WARNING: This play’s content deals with suicidal ideation and other themes that some audiences may find triggering. 
If you are struggling with thoughts of self harm, please reach out and ask for help.

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Director - Kendra Jones

Kendra Jones is a Winnipeg-born, Toronto-based artist whose work mingles between theatrical performance and performance art; her interest lies in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the theatre, and the kinds of discussions that can stem from encounters with theatrical creation. She graduated with Distinction from the MA Text & Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, and also holds a BA(Hons) in Theatre Performance from the University of Winnipeg. Kendra recently published an essay Re-Defining Expectation for the Dramatic Event in a collection for Common Ground Publishing’s series on Immersive Theatre, and also showed her audio play installation Autel at the 25th anniversary of FOOT (Festival of Original Theatre) at the Drama Centre at University of Toronto. After taking 4.48 Psychosis to the Toronto and Winnipeg Fringes this summer, Kendra will be directing commonplacetheatre’s season closer Grief Circus in Toronto. For more visit

Performer - Elizabeth Whitbread

Elizabeth Whitbread is a Winnipegger and graduate of the University of Winnipeg Honours Theatre Program who is currently based in Toronto. A singer, theatre artist and aspiring theatre producer, this past year she has had the opportunity to be mentored by the team at Nightwood Theatre as part of their Young Innovators group. There she co-produced their International Women's Day Cabaret, and had a hand in creating and performing an original theatre piece inspired by Diane Flacks' play Unholy for 'Brave New Theatre'.  Previous to that, she was the Emerging Artist in Residence at Theatre Projects Manitoba; she also participated in Zuppa Theatre's 2016 Summer Workshop Series in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Recent theatre credits include: South Pacific (Rainbow Stage/WSO), The Drowning Girls (Winnipeg Fringe), My Name is Rachel Corrie (Mayworks Festival), Heathers: The Musical (Winnipeg Studio Theatre). Thank you to Theatre By the River and to the wonderful Kendra for this opportunity; and thank you Sarah for your beautiful words. 

Sound Designer - John Norman

John Norman’s techno is “an interesting mixture of straightforward Techno with Detroit-Flair and some infectious dynamics - a tension somewhere between Ibiza, Berlin and Los Angeles.” (Mixmag) John has established himself as one of the new and exciting voices in the dance music world with his rhythm driven yet melodic productions. John is very excited to be designing sound for this project!

Stage Manager - Emma Miziolek

Emma Miziolek is currently a student at Sheridan College studying Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events, some select credits include: SM- The Play About the Baby(Seven Siblings Theatre),SM - Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale (Dauntless City Theatre), SM- Rowing (Filament Incubator/Toronto Fringe), Assistant SM, Hamlet (Hart House Theatre). Emma is very excited to be a part of this production!

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