Eventbrite - Singing Only Softly

World Premiere

New Orchestrated Score by Samuel Bisson for Two Cellos
and DJ SlowPitchSound
New contemporary libretto by Alaina Viau and Monica Pearce

December 3-5, 2019
Heliconian Club
35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto

Alaina Viau
Creator & Director

Scott Christian
Music Director

Sound Designer & DJ


Erica Iris

Keith Klassen
John Anderson

As an ambitious and strong willed women, Carmen, who works as a bartender, is working towards owning her own establishment. John Anderson is a PTSD war vet who is homeless on the streets of Toronto. He finds hope in Carmen who he becomes obsessed with. Carmen navigates a patriarchal society and is ultimately overtaken by John’s possessive jealously, which leads to her untimely death.

Although Carmen is her own strong independent woman, our history, stories and perspectives as women have been told through the lens of a patriarchal society on the backdrop of sexism and internalized misogyny.

A contemporary look at the normalization of harassment that women face everyday, these elements feed the culture that continuously makes women victims for being themselves. In Carmen #YesAllWomen, Loose Tea strives to give the opportunity for Carmen’s story to be told through her eyes, as a strong independent woman striving and achieving within a patriarchal society and the dangers that she faces simply for doing that.

Samuel Bisson re-composes the score for two cellos and DJ/Sound Artist SlowPitchSound with a new contemporary libretto by Alaina Viau and Monica Pearce. This premiere features Music Director Scott Christian, and powerhouse singers Erica Iris as Carmen and Keith Klassen as John.


$35 General Admission
$25 Arts Workers and Student (at the door only)

Eventbrite - Singing Only Softly