An immersive theatre experience inspired by the psychiatric writing of Frantz Fanon
Co-produced by The ECT Collective and The Theatre Centre
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
November 19–December 1, 2019
Tickets: Preview $17 | Student/senior/arts worker $22 | Adult $30
Service charges may apply
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An immigrant psychiatrist develops psychosis and then schizophrenia. He walks a long path towards reconnection with himself, his son, and humanity.
Walk with him.
Within our immersive design (a fabric of sound, video, and live actors) lean in close to the possibilities of perceptual experience.
Schizophrenics ‘hear voices’. Schizophrenics fear loss of control over their own thoughts and bodies. But how does any one of us actually separate internal and external voices? How do we trust what we see or feel? How do we know which voices are truly our own?
Within the installation find places of retreat from chaos. Find poetry. Find critical analysis.
Explore archival material, Fanon’s writings and contemporary interviews with psychiatrists, neuroscientists, artists, and people living with schizophrenia, to reflect on the relationships between identity, history, racism and mental health.
Writer: Suvendrini Lena
Co-Director: Leah Cherniak
Co-Director: Mumbi Tindyebwa Out
Assistant Director: Abigail Whitney
Production Manager: Rebecca Vandevelde
Set and Video Designer: Trevor Schwellnus
Lighting Designer: Shawn Henry
Sound Designer: Nick Murray
Stage Manager: Tara Mohan
Performers: Kwaku Adu-Poku, Peter Bailey, Allan Louis, Kyra Harper
Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre by Suvendrini Lena with Co-creators Leah Cherniak, Trevor Schwellnus and Lyon Smith. With support from:
We also acknowledge the following artists who collaborated in the development process: Andre Sills, Jiv Paramsuram, Bilal Baig, Soheil Parsa, Carla B Melo, Peter Bailey, Kwaku Adu Poku and Alexander Thomas, David Austin.
Consulting Development Producer Ngozi Paul with Khadijah Salawu
Physician Collaborators: Araba Chintoh, Ademole Ademponle, David Goldbloom, Gary Remington, Patricia Cavanaugh, Ariel Graff.
Approximate running time: 120 minutes
Tuesday, November 19 – 8:00pm Preview
Wednesday, November 20 – 8:00pm Preview
Thursday, November 21 – 8:00pm Opening
Friday, November 22 – 8:00pm
Saturday, November 23 – 2:00pm
Saturday, November 23 – 8:00pm
Sunday, November 24 – 2:00pm
Tuesday, November 26 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 27 – 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 28 – 8:00pm
Thursday, November 28 – 8:00pm
Friday, November 29 – 8:00pm
Saturday, November 30 – 2:00pm
Saturday, November 30 – 8:00pm
Sunday, December 1 – 2:00pm