This is Why We Live

This is Why We Live

Created by Open Heart Surgery Theatre

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
October 6–9, 2016

Tickets: Regular $25 | Arts Worker/Student $20
Ticket price includes one drink
Service charges may apply
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Combining poetry-theatre, live music, and collage; two actors and a musician journey through fragmented and visceral encounters with the world. Inspired by the poems and ironic collage work of Polish poet Wisława Szymborska, This is Why We Live is a kaleidoscope of characters; bringing the audience close to the poet’s state of astonishment. This is a unique international collaboration between Canadian company, Open Heart Surgery Theatre, Tara Arts (UK) and Theatre de L’Enfumeraie (France); blending three languages, we delight in bringing our audience into a surreal performance that celebrates a great female voice of the 20th century.

Created by Open Heart Surgery Theatre
Directed by Coleen MacPherson
Performed by Elodie Monteau, Alaine Hutton, Dobrochna Zubek
Music Development and Dramaturgy by Tatiana Judycka and Dobrochna Zubek
Stage Manager Sasha Theodora
Set and Costume Design by Helen Yung
Lighting Design by Rebecca Picherak
Artistic Associate Yearime Castel Barragan & Sallie Lyons
Polish Translation Consultant Viktor Lukawski
Producer Rose Hopkins

Post-show talk on Saturday October 8th – EMBODIED Poetry – Szymborska Today with Professor Tamara Trojanowska, author Eva Stachniak, and Toronto poets Shirley Camia and Robert Priest.

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Polish Cultural Institute in Paris, and the Polish Consulate.

Thursday, October 6 – 7:30pm
Friday, October 7 – 7:30pm
Saturday, October 8 – 7:30pm
Sunday, October 9 – 1:30pm