IMPACT19 Launch Party
IMPACT 19 features the world’s boldest, rawest, and most intimate forms of theatre. MT Space has been hard at work, booking powerhouse acts from Tunisia, Chile, Mexico, and more. We are thrilled to finally unveil our festival lineup at IMPACT 19 Launch Party!
IMPACT 19 Launch Party features introductions from MT Space Artistic Director Pam Patel and IMPACT Artistic Director Majdi Bou-Matar. Neruda Arts Artistic Director Isabel Cisterna will announce a new collaboration between Neruda Arts and MT Space. Attendees are invited to connect one-on-one with Pam, Majdi, Isabel, and other titans of the local arts scene after the event.
Admission to the launch party is free for all community members. Brunch will be served on us. Seating is limited so reserve your spot now!
Tuesday May 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am | Location TBA
A Chitenge Story
MT Space is delighted to present Calgary-based, Betty-Mitchell-nominated actress and playwright Makambe K. Simamba‘s one-woman production, A Chitenge Story.
A Canadian college student journeys deep into the sounds, smells, and spirits of Zambia. Surrounded by family, she is steeped in a single secret: that she has returned to her ancestral home with a singular mission. She must find the identity of a man who abused her as a child and take justice into her own hands. A Chitenge Story is a young woman’s autobiographical account of releasing trauma, embracing heritage, and uncovering her ultimate healing.
A Chitenge Story comes at a time when survivors of sexual harassment and assault are speaking up and being heard. In the past few years, the hashtag #metoo has swept across social media, illuminating how many of us have survived some form of sexual abuse. Our communities are more ready than ever to have this conversation, and A Chitenge Story offers one of many New Canadian perspectives.
Dates TBA | Location TBA
This is the Point
MT Space and Green Light Arts proudly co-present Ahuri Theatre and The Theatre Centre‘s 2019 National Touring Production.
This is the Point addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real-life couples. With a verbatim theatre quality and physical comedy delivery, a series of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments—from getting Bruno ready for school in the morning, to Tony breaking up with his computer because he doesn’t like the simulated voice—This is the Point debates questions of representation, the nature of companionship, and how people of different abilities can connect with each other on equal terms.
March 28 – 31, 2019 | Theatre of the Arts @ University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Props, Karaoke + A Rave Dance Workshops
In partnership with Dance @ The Registry, MT Space presents three improvisation workshops led by Rock Bottom Movement choreographer Alyssa Martin, inspired by their new production MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRLS.
Repurposing Props – You’ll never see a pool noodle in the same way! Create physical duets with inanimate objects as you challenge the way you see an object in space.
Stolen Improvisation Karaoke – Working with improvised movement and non-improvised singing we will build new material, find contrast within ourselves, and play a little mental-dance-theatre-twister!
Rave Dance 101 & Artist Talk – Directly from a section in MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRLS we will work on finding freedom and abandonment within our bodies and within the music. Your body will surprise you and your heart might glow.
January 24 – 26, 2019 | The Registry Theatre, Kitchener
The Last 15 Seconds Fundraiser Gala
On September 26th, 2008, we invited friends of MT Space to our new production with a humbly titled news item – Presentation of Workshop Production at The Registry Theatre – on our website. We ended that night with a standing ovation.
Little did we know, The Last 15 Seconds would go on to become one of MT Space’s most successful works. The play, which explores cultural assimilation, terrorism, and family, received widespread critical acclaim and over 70 performances in 12 cities across the world – including Amman, Damascus, and Beirut.
Now, a decade after its premiere, we’re honouring The Last 15 Seconds by re-mounting it for one night only. A reception, wine, and award-winning theatre – come celebrate MT Space’s 15th season with us!
November 27, 2018 | The Registry Theatre, Kitchener
Having been a work-in-progress for over six years, MT Space is proud to finally premiere AMAL (formerly known as The Occupy Spring Project).
This project started in 2012 as an exploration of the Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring and Idle No More movements. Now, five years later, the spring has turned into a harsh winter, and survival has become the only means of resistance as people flee their homes creating one of the most severe refugee crises in history.
Through the story of a separated Syrian family – confronting histories of displacement, colonization, and the imposition of artificial borders – we raise the questions: what does it mean to occupy, to resist, to survive?
October 24 – 26, 2018 | Centre in the Square, Kitchener
Vanguardia Dance at Kultrún Festival
MT Space is thrilled to bring back Vanguardia Dance as part of this year’s Kultrún World Music Festival hosted by Neruda Arts.
Dance Interludes is a series of original dance pieces performed amongst the audience in Victoria Park during Neruda Arts’ Kultrún Festival of World Music. These interventions are based in various cultural dance forms including Colombian folk dance, hip hop and breakdancing (which are popular urbanized dance forms in Colombia), and contemporary and modern dance.
July 12 – 15, 2018 | 44 Gaukel & Victoria Park, Kitchener