by Naomi Jaye | Theatre Passe Muraille becomes a walk-through library
“We, the public libraries of Toronto, lend books to any person living, studying, or working in the city of Toronto. We discourage all our patrons from urinating indiscriminately, singing loudly, snoring, drying socks on the heating vents, verbally or physically assaulting each other, cutting out the colourful pictures from our cookbooks, writing in library materials, licking or kissing the lingerie advertisements in the magazines we lend, and stealing library property.”*
Theatre Passe Muraille is transformed into a public library in this immersive multi-media experience. Miriam’s World, based on Martha Baillie’s Giller long-listed novel, The Incident Report, is wry look into the life of librarian Miriam Gordon and a group of library patrons who frequent the branch where she works, and exposes both the dark and humorous urban life and issues.
*quote from The Incident Report by Martha Baillie
December 9 to 18, 2022
Running time: 60 min
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) Mainspace Theatre
$10 | $30 | $60
Kurtis Leon Baker
Production and Costume Designers
Scroll Design Work
Benjamin Edward Birch
Paper Scroll Design
Fine & Dandy Co. Wallcoverings
Make Up Artist
Pamela Palsat | Miriam Gordon
Tarick Glancy | Beautiful Man
Brian Rhodes | John B
Gloria Mampuya | Love Fuck Woman
Scott Clarkson | Mr. MacGregor
Isai Rivera Blas | Orange Coverall Man
Adrian Griffin | Suitcase Man
Pascale Couderc | Unusually Pale Female Patron
Pete Smith | Voice of Rigoletto
Tickets, Show times, and more
Tickets are now on sale for Miriam’s World, running December 9 — 18! If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416.504.7529 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASL Interpreted on Dec 11 & 17 at 2pm and 3pm. Please indicated when booking if you will be using the ASL Interpretation.
Miriam’s World is a Relaxed Run. Here is a link to download the visual story: Miriam’s World- Visual Story.
This performance is wheelchair friendly.
If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416.504.7529 or by email at email@example.com.
Film artist Naomi Jaye has a flair for cinematic scale, unconventional storytelling and striking visual execution. Her debut feature film THE PIN opened in theatres across North America to rave reviews, The New York Times declared, “It is almost bewildering to think what this first-time feature director could build with a larger budget.”
It was while completing her MFA at York University that Naomi expanded her screen-based practice to include video installation. Her installation MRI is an immersive exploration of the effects of medical imaging on the body and was recently mounted at the Meridian Arts Centre. NOW Magazine called it “hypnotic, deeply personal and a must see”. She is currently working on POOL, funded through Toronto Arts Council. It is a multi-screen installation set in a women’s change room that explores the female body and how it experiences grief. Her new installation practice is strongly influenced by her roots in theatre design.
Alumnae of the prestigious TIFF Studio, Torino Film Lab, Berlin Talents and TIFF Talent Lab, Naomi’s second feature film THE INCIDENT REPORT is adapted from Martha Baillie’s Giller long-listed novel of the same name. Financed by Telefilm Canada, it is set to be released in 2023.
Naomi continues to explore installation and expansive cinema at Queens University where she is completing a PhD. Naomi is a lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University.
FREE Community Events
Miriam’s World (by Naomi Jaye, a Tremendous Productions immersive experience presented by Theatre Passe Muraille) is a wry look into the life of librarian Miriam Gordon and a group of library patrons who frequent the branch where she works — and exposes both the dark and humorous urban life and issues.
On this theme, Miriam’s World team, Tremendous Productions, and Theatre Passe Muraille has curated a series of community engagement events that asks the question, “Who does the library belong to?” and “What transforms a place into ‘public space’?”.
All events are free, and registration will open soon!