Café Daughter Inspired by Life of Canadian Neuroscientist

11.2.2013

The story of Cafe Daughter is all the more arresting because it’s based on real life, the life of Senator Lillian E, Dyck, a Canadian neuroscientist who grew up in her dad’s 1950s rural Saskatchewan cafe. She was a Chinese-Cree kid conscribed by legally-enforced racism on all sides.

MT Space joins the Blogosphere

23.12.2012

Welcome to the new MT Space blog. We have big year coming up and we’ll use this space to keep the information flowing and explore new voices.

A Body of Rehearsals

2.1.2013

MT Space artists are in rehearsals this week, polishing up for the Toronto debut of our new show, Body13. We had a great response when we introduced this play as Body13/The Changeroom at our Impact11 festival back in 2011. Robert Reid in the Waterloo Region Record called it “an ensemble triumph” and we’ll let his review speak for itself.

Body 13 / On Playing a Star-Crossed Lover

7.1.2013

Three love stories, a stretch of Canadian beach, a wedding and a funeral. In a nutshell, that is Body 13, our new play opening in Toronto January 16, 2013, at Theatre Passe Muraille.

Like all MT Space plays, this ensemble creation attempts to explore and bridge the cultural divides that define Canada. It’s one of the things that attracted Ghana-born Toronto actor Tawiah M’carthy to the project.

Live Soundscape Big Part of Body 13

16.1.2013

The rehearsal space fills with bodies after a lunch break as percussionist Germaine Liu experiments with ethereal sounds. With a knitting needle against the skin of her snare drum, she’s teasing out soft groans, filling the small space with emptiness.

Germaine is one of three musicians, along with KW-born Toronto composer Nick Storring and improvisational guitar guru Colin Fisher, who bring a world of sound to Body 13. The trio adds an atmosphere and urgency to the production that are just as integral as the action on stage.

Divided on Body 13?

30.1.2013

Body 13 director Majdi Bou-Matar was delighted by the critical response for the play in Toronto this month, and more than just a little surprised. Good? The reviews were outstanding.

Intelligent, exciting, gorgeous, unmissable, and “almost certain to fill you with joy,” were some of the superlatives. You can read them all right here.

Prog-Metal Rocker Dabbles in Dostoevski

28.3.2013

Whether it’s discussing magic mushrooms in a rock star interview on Much Music  or busking for change with a string bass in downtown Toronto, Arif Mirabdolbaghi’s pursuit of art takes him diverse places. His dabbling in Dostoevski brings him to KW April 11.

IMPACT 13 Programming Revealed & Partnership Announcement

5.7.2013

Early Wednesday morning (July 3rd, 2013) programming details for the IMPACT 13 theatre festival (Sept. 24-29) were revealed.

Asphalt Jungle Shorts: as local as local gets

18.9.2013

 

 Asphalt Jungle Shorts is as local as you can get when it comes to theatre here in KW, theatre in which Flush Ink Productions turns downtown Kitchener into its own vast stage.

 

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