scum: a manifesto
In 1967, Valerie Solanas wrote the radically feminist, "S.C.U.M. Manifesto: Society for Cutting Up Men." The manifesto suggested that in order for women to be truly liberated, they must overthrow the government and exterminate the male sex. SCUM: a manifesto is a look inside the mind of the woman who shot Andy Warhol and the mother of radical feminism, while examining the feminist movement today. No one is safe in the dark satire that is SCUM.
Since its premiere at the Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival in 2016, the play has undergone a developmental workshop by Canadian playwright, Vern Thiesen (Einstein’s Gift, Vimy) and was featured in the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre’s Spring Festival of New Plays.
After a successful year of touring throughout North America in 2017 & 2018, the show was remounted for production at Live Five Theatre (Saskatoon, SK) under the direction of Emma Tibaldo from Playwright's Workshop Montreal.
The production was nominated for 6 Saskatoon Area Theatre Awards including Outstanding Production, Outstanding Lead Performance, Sound Design, Projection Design, Set Design and Lighting Design.
S.E. Grummett &
Danielle Spilchen as Valerie Solanas/Robyn
Set Designer -
Sound Design & Composition by Lenore Maier
S.E. Grummett as Andy Warhol/Marie
Lighting & Costume Designer - Amberlin Hsu
Stage Management by
Projection Designer - Taegan O'Bertos