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Suvendrini Lena
Co-produced by The ECT Collective and
The Theatre Centre

upcoming dates

World Premiere: November 19–December 1, 2019
Community Education & Engagement Events: November 22-24, 2019

An immersive theatre experience inspired by the psychiatric writing of Frantz Fanon

Within our immersive design (a fabric of sound, video, and live actors) lean in close to the possibilities of perceptual experience.

People living with schizophrenia ‘hear voices’ and 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.

credits

Writer, Creator: Suvendrini Lena
Co-Creator, Co-Director: Leah Cherniak
Co-Director: Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu
Assistant Director: Abigail Whitney
Production Manager: Rebecca Vandevelde
Technical Director: Steph Raposo 
Co-Creator, Set and Video Designer: Trevor Schwellnus
Assistant Set Designer: Victoria Wallace
Lighting Designer: Shawn Henry
Sound Designer: Nick Murray
Stage Manager: Tara Mohan
Assistant Stage Manager: Emily Maxwell
Video Design Consultant and Programmer: Frank Donato
Filming: Magda Arturo, Juan Pablo Pinto
Filming/Editing: Alejandra Higuera
Head of Wardrobe and Costume Designer: Madeline Ius
Carpentry: James Kendall
Theatre Centre Producer: Alexis Eastman
Development Producer (2018/19): Karthy Chin
Performers: Kwaku Adu-Poku, Peter Bailey, Allan Louis, Kyra Harper

media

“What is the most important show on the Fringe? It might just be Sea Sick.”
Lynn Gardner
StageDoor
Aug 2019
★★★★★
“a remarkable feat of storytelling and reportage”
The List
2019
★★★★
“Sea Sick is a quiet call to action, a reminder of our responsibilities, and a crucial examination of an underexposed issue.”
The Arts Desk
2019
★★★★
“Can a science journalist save the world through the power of theatre?”
The Guardian
2019
★★★★
“a thrilling…cautionary tale”
Toronto Star
2014

news

6
November 11, 2022
Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre, Broken Shapes is a collaborative hybrid performance constructed of visual installations, videos, and performance. We connected with co-creators Rimah Jabr and Dareen Abbas during rehearsal to talk about notions of space, blurred lines between grief and healing, and the process of bringing Broken Shapes to fruition.
1
October 6, 2022
Recognizing the OTF's integral contribution to helping us stay afloat during our 2021/22 programming year through the Community Building Fund.

events

FMMOO w credit (2000 × 1000 px) - Sheiny Satanove
Mar 30, 2023 -
Apr 8, 2023
Franco Boni Theatre
TC-Banner-Large
Feb 16, 2023 -
Feb 26, 2023
BMO Incubator
Screen Shot 2022-12-12 at 1.22.38 PM
Jan 28, 2023 -
Feb 12, 2023
BMO Incubator
SameDifference2 - Sonic Canvas
Feb 15, 2023 -
Feb 25, 2023
Franco Boni Theatre
Screen Shot 2022-11-14 at 1.31.23 PM
Dec 15, 2022 -
Franco Boni Theatre
Image by Jeremy Mimnagh 2
Feb 1, 2023 -
Feb 4, 2023
Franco Boni Theatre

creative team

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Alanna Mitchell

Creator and Performer
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Alanna Mitchell

Creator and Performer
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Franco Boni

Director
mimi-mok

Ravi Jain

Co-Director
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Shawn Kerwin

Set & Costume Designer
anand

Shawn Kerwin

Set & Costume Designer
anand

Tim Lindsay

Sound Designer
mimi-mok

Rebecca Picherak

Lighting Designer
anand

Melissa Joakim

Stage Manager and Touring Lighting Designer
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Melissa Joakim

Stage Manager and Touring Lighting Designer

project history

  • Ontario
  • Luxemboug
  • Mumbai
  • Darwin
  • Sydney
  • Edinburgh
  • Ontario
  • Luxemboug
  • Mumbai
  • Darwin
  • Sydney
  • Edinburgh

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Sea Sick

Created and performed by Alanna Mitchell.
Directed by Franco Boni with Ravi Jain.
Produced by The Theatre Centre
upcoming dates

Following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Sea Sick is hitting the road! 

➔ Belfast International Festival
➔ Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg, MB (March 2022)
➔ Stanford LIVE in Stanford, CA (April-May 2022)
➔ ArtsEmerson in Boston, MA (May-June 2022)

More dates as they are announced 

“the ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off.”

The Theatre Centre’s Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell is a critically acclaimed production about climate change, and the state of the global ocean, which has toured Canada and the world. Experience this powerful story in which Mitchell uses science and delicate wit to tell us about her journey to the bottom of the ocean, the demons she discovered there, and her hope for the future.

Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author (New York Times, CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, Globe and Mail, and more) who writes about science and social trends specializing in investigative reporting. Sea Sick is inspired by her international bestseller and award-winning book of the same name.

media

“What is the most important show on the Fringe? It might just be Sea Sick.”
Lynn Gardner
StageDoor
Aug 2019
★★★★★
“a remarkable feat of storytelling and reportage”
The List
2019
★★★★
“Sea Sick is a quiet call to action, a reminder of our responsibilities, and a crucial examination of an underexposed issue.”
The Arts Desk
2019
★★★★
“Can a science journalist save the world through the power of theatre?”
The Guardian
2019
★★★★
“a thrilling…cautionary tale”
Toronto Star
2014

news

6
November 11, 2022
Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre, Broken Shapes is a collaborative hybrid performance constructed of visual installations, videos, and performance. We connected with co-creators Rimah Jabr and Dareen Abbas during rehearsal to talk about notions of space, blurred lines between grief and healing, and the process of bringing Broken Shapes to fruition.
1
October 6, 2022
Recognizing the OTF's integral contribution to helping us stay afloat during our 2021/22 programming year through the Community Building Fund.
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October 4, 2022
Running from October 25-29, 2022, Comedy is Art showcases some of the best comedians in the city, sending a clear message: Comedy is art!
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October 3, 2022
Award-winning journalist and performer Alanna Mitchell reflets on eight years of her acclaimed show Sea Sick as it returns to The Theatre Centre for the first time since 2018.

events

FMMOO w credit (2000 × 1000 px) - Sheiny Satanove
Mar 30, 2023 -
Apr 8, 2023
Franco Boni Theatre
TC-Banner-Large
Feb 16, 2023 -
Feb 26, 2023
BMO Incubator
Screen Shot 2022-12-12 at 1.22.38 PM
Jan 28, 2023 -
Feb 12, 2023
BMO Incubator
SameDifference2 - Sonic Canvas
Feb 15, 2023 -
Feb 25, 2023
Franco Boni Theatre

creative team

anand

Alanna Mitchell

Creator and Performer
anand

Alanna Mitchell

Creator and Performer
anand

Franco Boni

Director
mimi-mok

Ravi Jain

Co-Director
anand

Shawn Kerwin

Set & Costume Designer
anand

Shawn Kerwin

Set & Costume Designer
anand

Tim Lindsay

Sound Designer
mimi-mok

Rebecca Picherak

Lighting Designer
anand

Melissa Joakim

Stage Manager and Touring Lighting Designer
anand

Melissa Joakim

Stage Manager and Touring Lighting Designer

production history

  • Ontario
  • Luxemboug
  • Mumbai
  • Darwin
  • Sydney
  • Edinburgh
  • Ontario
  • Luxemboug
  • Mumbai
  • Darwin
  • Sydney
  • Edinburgh