written & Directed
by EMILY DIX
Inspired by the Daphne DuMaurier short story and
Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name.
November 25 - December 10, 2022
Hart House Theatre | 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto
Anna Douglas as Daphne Daniels
Alex Clay as David Harper
Oliver Georgiou as Mitch Brenner
Kiera Publicover as Annie Hawthorne
Chad Allen as Hank
Set and Lighting Design by Wes Babcock
Sound, Prop and Costume Design by Emily Dix
Fight Direction by Matt Richardson
Assistant Directed by Julia Edda Pape
Stage Managed by Kate McArthur
Assistant Stage Managed by Jane Aster Roe
Production Assistance by Sarah Allen, Kiana Josette and Ainsley Munro
Conor Fitzgerald and Emily Dix
Associate Producer Jane Aster Roe
Script workshopped and edited with the help of the following artists: Anna Douglas, Alex Clay, Oliver Georgiou, Kiera Publicover, Chad Allen, Julia Edda Pape, Kate McArthur and Jane Aster Roe.
The Birds is a Cold-War Era thriller that examines what happens when the line between truth and paranoia becomes dangerously blurred. New York Socialite Daphne Daniels is headed to an old family cottage with her brother and husband for a weekend of R&R, but when her husband is unexpectedly delayed and their neighbours turn out to be Daphne’s old flame and his new girl, tensions run high. Things take a bizarre turn when reports of violent bird attacks start flooding the airwaves and the sudden crisis brings out everyone’s deepest fears and darkest convictions.