She Spreads show poster

She Spreads

January 12–23 2022, Studio Theatre

Running Time: 75 minutes
Recommended for ages 12+

Co-Created by Neema Bickersteth, Darwin Lyons, Clare Preuss, and Zoë Sweet
Directed by Clare Preuss

Update on She Spreads

We want to thank you so much for supporting She Spreads, it means the world to us. As Omicron has continued to spread we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the live version of our show. We will be using our time and resources to create a filmed version of the play that will be available in early February. We feel this is the best way to keep our team and community safe and make a beautiful piece of art. If you would like to stay in touch please get in touch with the Factory Theatre box office ( and we will send you a link to the filmed version when it is ready.

Patrons who purchased tickets to the live, in-person performance of She Spreads will receive an email from the Factory Theatre Box Office shortly confirming a refund on your order.

About the Show

Something strange is infecting a small town in Alberta. Nobody knows why. But it is spreading.
A butcher receives a mountain of meat. A Haul Truck Driver is stuck in a dream. A bartender is growing wings.
When it feels like the world is collapsing, what do we sacrifice in order to survive?

First seen in Why Not Theatre’s 2016 Riser Project; She Spreads is mysterious, funny, surprising and poetic. Follow three un-named women through one transformative day after which things will never be the same. For more information please visit:

Content Warning

She Spreads contains strong language and sexual reference

Cast & Creative Team

Neema Bickersteth


Darwin Lyons


Zoë Sweet


Clare Preuss


Pip Bradford

Production Manager

Jackie Chau

Set & Costume Designer

Julia Howman

Co-Lighting Designer

Echo Zhou

Co-Lighting Designer

David Mesiha

Sound Designer

Natércia Napoleão

Marketing and Publicity Manager

Sarah O’Brien

Stage Manager