Café Daughter Inspired by Life of Canadian Neuroscientist


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.

Divided on Body 13?


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.

Live Soundscape Big Part of Body 13


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.

Body 13 / On Playing a Star-Crossed Lover


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.

A Body of Rehearsals


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.

MT Space joins the Blogosphere


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.