"Theory" by Norman Yeung

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 11:00
Studio 180 Theatre
Culture, Arts, Media & Education Centre (918 Bathurst Street Toronto, ON M5R 3G5)

How can you remain progressive when progress becomes dangerous? Isabelle is a young university professor of film theory. She creates an online discussion board for her class as a learning tool and encourages them to speak freely. An anonymous student posts offensive comments and videos, testing Isabelle’s open-mindedness. Isabelle abides by her principles and refuses to censor. Amid backlash from her students and urging from her wife, Isabelle must decide whether to take action against the online offender. She becomes obsessed with this game of cat-and-mouse where she and her tormentor blur the lines between predator and prey. The harassment becomes increasingly vicious and bizarre, attacking Isabelle’s personal and professional life, and dismantling her ideal of liberalism.

(Date is tentative. Exact date TBA early 2018)