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Performing – and witnessing – the impact of intergenerational trauma – Daily News McMaster

When playwright and artist Yolanda Bonnell was in her first year at Humber College’s theatre school, she got the word “bug” stuck in her head.

“I was walking to school and I saw a bug crawling across a sidewalk – and I started wondering how aware it was of its surroundings, and does it know that it could be stepped on at any moment?” she explains.

“My mind started going to the way people react around bugs, and I thought, ‘Bug is a really good word’ – it can mean so many things: to be bugged by something, a bug being planted, a bug in a code. There were so many places it could go.”

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