A young woman in a city that has been occupied for decades, on the day of her father’s funeral, discovers his architectural drawings. Overcome with grief, she slips into the dream worlds and imagined places that he created.
Broken Shapes is a hybrid theatrical and audio-visual experience in which live performance, installation and video explore how physical surroundings affect us mentally. It asks; What is the influence of our environment on the imagination? Is such influence hereditary? Are our actions and dreams coloured by the environment where our ancestors lived, be they in an open field, or a prison cell?
Rimah Jabr is a theatre director, playwright, screenwriter and Ph.D. student in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University. She completed a master’s degree in theatre-making from the RITCS in Brussel. She wrote and directed several plays, all produced in Belgium, Canada and Palestine. Rimah is an artist in Residency at The Theatre Centre. Since the pandemic, she’s practicing storytelling digitally. She’s made ‘This Gen podcast’ for Why Not Theatre and an audio drama, This is Not What I want to tell you, for Kaai Theatre.
“a remarkable feat of storytelling and reportage”
Toronto // The Theatre Centre (Premiere) // March 2014
Montreal // Usine C // April 2014
Calgary // High Performance Rodeo // January 2015
Vancouver // PuSh International Performing Arts Festival // February 2015
Mumbai // Mumbai Lit Festival
Luxembourg City // Fundamental Monodrama Festival // June 2016
Darwin, Australia // Darwin Festival // August 2017