by Suvendrini Lena | A Theatre Passe Muraille and Aluna Theatre Co-Production
Rubble, Gaza City 2002, courtesy of artist
Gaza. A mother and her family receive a courtesy call: “You have 58 seconds to leave your home before an explosion. Run.”* From this point on, we travel backwards through time, through a siege spanning 2000 years. In a theatre, broken but not abandoned, hear the voice of late Palestinian National Poet Mahmoud Darwish**, and examine the urgent question: what is the meaning of poetry in the midst of war? What is our responsibility as we read, write, hear, and witness the survival of the human spirit in poetry?
*quote from Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s poem Running Orders | **as translated by palestinian poet Fady Joudah | Rubble is made with the poetry of Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Fady Joudah and Mahmoud Darwish, used with permission.
February 25 to March 19, 2023
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) Mainspace Theatre
$10 | $30 | $60
Tickets & Show times
Rubble runs February 25 to March 19, 2022! 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.
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.
The artistic mission of Aluna Theatre is to embrace the myriad of voices, cultures, and stories of our population, which are transforming the landscape of Canadian theatre. In our plays, works in translation, and international co-creations, people are complex individuals who exist beyond the restrictions of cultural labels. We encourage new hybrids of theatre evolved from a rich collaboration of experiences, performance traditions and media by engaging both emerging and established theatre professionals.
Our work reaches out to diverse audiences in Canada and abroad. We build liaisons that promote art as a way to empower, and a way to share with each other and the world the idea of living in harmony.
We welcome into our circle of support and celebration the TransAmerican artists living and working here, who represent the breadth of cultures and languages from across the Americas.
“This is what I know: Aluna Theatre has been built out of love. This is my life’s work. I do it because I want artists of the coming generations to have the freedom, space, and resources to create with the entirety of who they are as individuals. To those artists I say: Never hide, apologize, or justify your culture, the colour of your skin, or where you come from to a colonizing and patriarchal system that seeks to destroy the very essence of who you are.”
– Beatriz Pizano, Artistic Director
Photo of Suvendrini Lena by Dahlia Katz