Angel’s Bone

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Angel’s Bone

Human trafficking of youth is happening in our Canadian communities.

November 25 -27, 2022

Performance Length: 1h 25m

The production of Angel’s Bone is a first in Canada, with a lateral leadership team made up of advisors and leadership from re:Naissance Opera, Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre, Arraymusic, Turning Point Ensemble, and, of course, Loose Tea Music Theatre.

Our leadership team is a non-hierarchical structure to allow equal sharing of roles in creative process and project management, and includes advisors that are working in local communities to end Human Trafficking.

The Angel’s Bone project uses an award-winning contemporary opera as a creative lens and collaborative tool to generate public conversation and awareness of the issue in our communities.


The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning opera, Angel’s Bone, by Chinese-American Composer Du Yun and Canadian Librettist Royce Vavrek, will be a newly-imagined and all-Canadian production.

Our new interpretation follows two youths who, seeking safety and stability, are lured into exploitative relationships by their traffickers, Mr. & Mrs. XE. While the story paints a picture of the realities of human trafficking of youth in our communities, it also depicts the resilience of survivors and the journey of reclaiming one’s power.