This fall the Stolen Theatre collective will put on the production of Sabina’s Splendid Brain at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.
“Sabina’s Splendid Brain, which opens Sept. 14, chronicles the life of the tenacious and passionate Spielrein as she struggles through the circumstances of her family, education and therapy, as well as the professional barriers facing women and wartime anti-Semitism,” mentioned in a Stolen Theatre Collective media release. “Spielrein was often known in relation to her famous colleagues: first as a patient, and then lover of Jung, and later as a student and friend of Freud. As a psychoanalyst in her own right, she moved beyond them both to become one of the great thinkers in 20th century psychology.”
“Sabina had to fight for her voice,” said Director and Brock associate theatre professor, Gyllian Raby.
“She walks the boundary between genius and delusion, and this production invites the audience to experience her journey from screaming teenager with spittle in her hair, to the woman who wowed Freud’s intellectual Vienna Circle.”
Stolen Theatre Collective also said in their release that, “Her work was all but wiped from the history books due to Joseph Stalin’s repression of intellectuals and the Nazi invasion of her hometown of Rostov-on-Don, where she and her daughters were killed in 1942. Her diaries were recently discovered, however, and her publications were re-examined to reveal the profound impact that her work had on her teachers and peers.”
Performances can be seen on Sept. 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m., while matinée performances can be seen on Sept.. 16 and 23 at 2:00 p.m.
“This is a project that fully explores the interdisciplinarity between the arts that was the founding dream of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts,” said Danielle Wilson, the co-founder and co-artistic director of Stolen Theatre Collective and Brock’s assistant theatre professor. “Music, theatre, and philosophy are a natural trio in this story of how psychoanalysis helped shape modern consciousness.”
All performances are held at the Marilyn I. Walker Theatre in the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, located at 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines.
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can-Afford ($10, $25, $40, $55) and can only be purchased in advance through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre box office.
Limited paid parking is available on-site, but city parking is available within close proximity to the venue.
For more information on the production, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.