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Hyena Subpoena



Be ready for a multi-talented wordsmith to imprint and conjure up images of hyenas, antelopes, sexual deviancy, poverty, insanity, South Africa ... the list goes on. Emerging from a dim-lit tent, Cat Kidd takes you on a multi-media driven, one hour, one woman, enjoyable thrill ride that will have you searching for meaning in every sentence. With an expert use of Iambic pentameter and accents, Kidd burns through an array of important topics and interesting characters while finding somewhat blurred meanings and connections to members of the animal kingdom. The performance is made up of six individual stories that Kidd took inspiration from during her visit to South Africa. The show moves at a rabbit's pace underneath a hip-hop centric soundscape while Kidd's enthusiasm and confidence grow with each story. Half way through, certain characters find their ways into multiple stories. You have to wonder if some of these experiences are rooted in truth from Kidd's real life. No matter the reason, each story will have you questioning your own beliefs about the world and its exotic animals. Review by Stephan Boissonneault.


Gig City


Total Score
4.5/ 5

Reader Rating
9 total ratings



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Dates / Times:
  • 8:00 pm - 2017/08/17
  • 12:30 pm - 2017/08/19
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  • 11:45 pm - 2017/08/23
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  • 2:15 pm - 2017/08/27

Posted 2017/08/17 by



One Review


    FIVE STARS – Winnipeg Free Press

    “Hyenas are disliked by many people because they are unattractive scavengers, but Montreal’s Cat Kidd sees the positive in the misunderstood animal, which possesses the ability to change sexes and eat anything. During the course of her fascinating one-hour, one-woman, six-act multimedia performance, she takes on her favourite traits of not only the hyena, but other animals whose personalities and stories weave and flow into tales from her life.

    Kidd is a talented wordsmith who plays with language and the physical form, using slam poetry, storytelling, song and body movements to take the audience on a trip from a safari in South Africa to squats in Vancouver to the halls of a junior high school seamlessly, making sharp points about society and the animals within us while a soundtrack by Jacky Murda and projections help create an immensely enveloping experience.

    Kidd says she wants to be a human-hyena hybrid, but add lioness to that because she roars.”

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