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From November 19
to December 1, 2019


The Theatre Centre

Performance Dates

Tuesday, November 19 – 8:00pm Preview
Wednesday, November 20 – 8:00pm Preview
Thursday, November 21 – 8:00pm Opening
Friday, November 22 – 8:00pm Community Night
Saturday, November 23 – 2:00pm Panel: Our Patients and Our Selves
Saturday, November 23 – 8:00pm Fanon Today: Teach in and Poetry Space 
Sunday, November 24 – 2:00pm
Tuesday, November 26 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 27 – 2:00pm – PWYC available at the door starting at 12PM
Wednesday, November 27 – 8:00pm
Thursday, November 28 – 8:00pm
Friday, November 29 – 8:00pm
Saturday, November 30 – 2:00pm
Saturday, November 30 – 8:00pm Please note, this performance will be filmed for archival purposes
Sunday, December 1 – 2:00pm

This performance is

Here are the Fragments + Community Engagement Events

Co-produced by The ECT Collective and The Theatre Centre

Here are the Fragments. merges science and art to illuminate schizophrenia through the eyes of an immigrant psychiatrist.

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.

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.

During the performance period, we have programmed a series of Community Education and Engagement Events, designed to take the conversation about schizophrenia, racism and mental health out of the theatre into the community to change hearts and minds.


Community Night
November 22, 2019
Pre Show Drinks & Talk: 7:00pm
Post Show Talk Back with Cast and Directors
Included with a ticket to the November 22 performance.

This welcoming evening show and talk back confronts racism and celebrates survivors from marginalized communities who live with serious mental illness.

Guest Panelists of Pre Show Talk: Ngozi Paul (Development Producer Artist/Activist) and Psychiatrist Collaborator Dr. Araba Chintoh (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.)

On-site counselling to be provided at the Pre Show Talk.

Post Show Talk Back with Cast and Directors 9:30-10pm (Leah Cherniak, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Abigail Whitney, Kwaku Adu-Poku, Peter Bailey, Allan Louis, Kyra Harper)

Our Patients and Our Selves: Experiences of Racism Among Health Care Workers
November 23, 2019

A panel of Black health care workers reflecting on how racism in the workplace affects us, in our personal lives, our lives as professionals and as advocates for our patients and communities. How do we cope, how do we thrive?

Facilitator: Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best of Black Health Alliance (Project Manager for the Pathways to Care Project; Lecturer at York University in the Department of Anthropology; Public health researcher with a specialization in mental health and whose work focuses on communities in Canada and the Caribbean.)

Guest Panelists: Dr. Onyenyechukwu Nnorum (President of the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario; The Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto), Dr. Natasha Williams (The chair of the Association of Black Psychologists, Toronto Chapter; Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario), Donna Alexander (Previously served as Vice President of The Black Health Alliance, and served on the Black Experiences in Health Care Initiative at Mount Sinai Hospital. She worked in Residential Treatment Services before transitioning to the Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian & Caribbean Youth (SAPACCY) at CAMH.), Josiah Osagie (First year of training as a psychiatry resident at the University of Toronto; Played an executive role in the Black Medical Students’ Association and has participated in various mentorship programs for black undergraduates interested in medicine), Carol Mundley (Registered Practical Nurse for the past 17 years at CAMH; The Co-Chair for Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, an OPSEU Steward for almost 10 years.)

In Partnership with: Black Physicians of Ontario; endorsed by: Association of Black Psychologists, sponsored by OPSEU and CAMH Associates

Fanon Today: A Creative Symposium
November 24, 2019

Creative exploration of the meaning of Fanon’s work in our lives today. Join us for a dynamic accessible panel, theatre poetry, and creative discussion. For novice and seasoned Fanonians alike!

Performances: 4:00-4:30pm facilitated by Trevlyn Kennedy (poet, actress, community programmer)

Panel: 4:30-5:30pm facilitated by Tola Ajao (English & History teacher, member of the Editorial Committee of “Between The Lines”)

Live jazz music, poetry jazz, open mic, catering until 8:00pm facilitated by Trevlyn Kenndy.

Poetry Jazz performed by George Elliott Clarke inspired by Frantz Fanon’s work  (with a live jazz band)

Ausar Stewart performing excerpts from The Wretched, a play by Frank Francis on Frantz Fanon

Guest Panelists:
George Elliott Clarke (The 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15); The 7th Parliamentary/Canadian Poet Laureate (2016-17.) Clarke is a pioneering scholar of African-Canadian literature. A professor of English at the University of Toronto), Doris Rajan (Theatre Artist, Film Artist, Director of Social Development for the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society) Frank Francis (Writer, theatre director, producer, cultural arts curator and facilitator. He was the owner and operator of The Trane Studio (2003-2012) and founding artistic director of Caliban Arts Theatre (1995-.) David Austin (Author and a professor in Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion at John Abbott College)

A Different Booklist will be tabling at our event! Selling books from Frantz Fanon, George Elliott Clarke and David Austin!

Sponsored by: The Laidlaw Foundation


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


Special Thanks

We also acknowledge the following artists who collaborated in the development process: Andre Sills, Jivesh Parasram, Bilal Baig, Soheil Parsa, Carla B Melo, Peter Bailey, Kwaku Adu Poku, Karthy Chin, Allan Loius 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.