Miriam’s World

by Naomi Jaye | Theatre Passe Muraille becomes a walk-through library

few patrons are in a room surrounded by long vertical media screens that are projecting videos. They are in a space that appears to be a library, as there are reading lamps, desks, and piles of books.

“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

Show Runs

December 9 to 18, 2022

Running time: 60 min

Location

Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) Mainspace Theatre

Tickets

Pay-What-You-Can-Afford

$10 | $30 | $60

Credits

Created by
Naomi Jaye
 
Video Producer
Kurtis Leon Baker
 
DOP
David Nguyen
 
Production and Costume Designers
Tia Bennett
Evangeline Brooks
 
Installation Producer
Petek Berksoy
 
Projection Design
Laura Warren
Editor
Emmanuel Albano
 
Sound Designer
Emily Krichevski
 
Casting Director
Marsha Chestley
 
Software Programmer
Adiola Palmer
 
Scroll Design Work
Benjamin Edward Birch
 
Paper Scroll Design
Fine & Dandy Co. Wallcoverings
Make Up Artist
Melissa Itwar
 
Wardrobe
Sharon McDonell
 
First AC
Michael Hofman
 
Sound Recordist/Boom
Jonah Biaser
Performers
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 info@passemuraille.on.ca.

Miriam's World by Naomi Jaye based on a novel by Martha Baillie. The poster centres a headshot of Naomi, who has a fair complexion, with curly black hair that falls freely on her shoulders. She is wearing a red shirt with white strips and there are ghostly figures on a black background.

Tickets are now on sale! See our Box Office page for details.

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 info@passemuraille.on.ca.

There are several community engagement events surrounding this production. See details here!

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!