The Geography Teacher’s Orders
Created by Marta Singh — martabrunosingh.com | Produced by Marta Singh | Origin: Ottawa, ON
A TWO WOMEN PRODUCTION
Created and performed by Marta Singh
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983. The military dictatorship has fallen. Headlines herald “The End of Fear.” Meanwhile, the geography teacher at a private English-speaking school is not replaced with the advent of democracy. Her reign of terror is legendary. Under her rule students turn against themselves and against each other, but two kids shunned for their otherness are about to earn the power to bring on the unthinkable.
From the creator and producer of Landscapes of Silence and A Dubious Blessing, comes the true-to-life story of a grade 10 classroom at an incredible time of change. It is the tale of a nation’s dream, of two unlikely heroes – and of a storyteller who, once upon a time, did not know how to think.
Praise for LANDSCAPES OF SILENCE and A DUBIOUS BLESSING:
“It’s theatre in its most essential form. It upholds the oral tradition of telling our history. It’s drama, it’s excitement. It’s a one-woman show of performance art filled with enchantment, beauty, humour and tragedy. It’s movement, gesture and the persuasive power of the human voice.”
“Words dropped in beauty. Here expressiveness is unique. Marta’s voice is her and hers only.”
“It was as if the audience was collectively holding its breath.”
“Marta Singh! So beyond entertainment!”
“More real than the chair I was sitting on!”
“Absolutely mesmerizing! Marta draws one in to her stories like thirst draws one to drink.”