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The wide and curvy cartography of the goddess country

Presented by The Theatre Centre

“Carl Jung thought myths were the dreams of a culture; a way to understand the ideas that drive our behaviour. These stories of Trinidadian and Greek/Roman female mythological characters were created as a companion to the story of my grandmother and aunts in Loss, the live arts, trans-media project I’ve been developing with The Theatre Centre.” – Ian Kamau

Written and performed by afrakaren The wide and curvy cartography of the goddess country offers five short pieces of storytelling with visuals by Jabari Elliot created live in front of an audience.

Experience note: The artists have been thoughtful & intentional about the experience for audiences both in the theatre and at home. We highly recommend you attend these pieces in full as each one is a journey. Because we have programmed this as an evening of activities, we don’t have exact start and finish times. We would love it if you could join us for the whole evening, but if you are unable, we anticipate Broken/Sometimes Repaired beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST and The wife and curvy cartography of the goddess country beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST and will do our very best to adhere to these start times on the night. We recommend the following for all the at home performance experiences: 

  • Cast to a large screen if you have one
  • Lower the lights to mimic the darkened in-theatre experience 
  • Good sound (big speakers or wear headphones) & turn it up! 
  • Have your favourite snack or beverage nearby 
  • Stay tuned to @thetheatrecentre on Instagram for updates on the nightly signature cocktail by Aislinn Rose that you can make at home!

Credits

Visual Artist: Jabari Elliott
Writer and Performer: afrakaren
Writer and Creator of Loss: Ian Kamau

 

ASL will be available for most performances. The Theatre Centre is a physically accessible venue with barrier-free washrooms on each floor and a lift for public use.
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From May 10, 2022
to May 10, 2022

Tickets are FREE — donations happily accepted.

Venue

Franco Boni Theatre, online

Performance Dates

May 10 @ 7:30 pm – ONLINE
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – IRL

This performance is 30 minutes

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Hybrid by Design is made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Fund, and the Department of Heritage Canada Arts Presentation Fund.