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    Blog: About Miriam’s World

    Interview with artist Naomi Jaye 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…

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    our place in Scarborough

    A blog from the playwright of our place. Kanika Ambrose | Playwright of our place My earliest memories of Scarborough malls and strip malls were frequenting them with my grandmother, who is incredible at bargain hunting and can strike up a conversation with anyone. She also can speak just a little bit of, just about, every language and delights in sharing…

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    Making of The Year of the Cello

    Interview with the Co-Creators of The Year of the Cello Marjorie Chan and Njo Kong Kie first met as cohorts of Tapestry Opera‘s Composer-Librettist Laboratory (LIBLAB) program. Since then, the two artists have been close friends (Marjorie is an artist of Hong Kong background, and Kong Kie lived in Macau for many years). But this is the first time they…

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    Relaxed Performances: Across the Pond

    Marjorie Chan is the Artistic Director of Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto since 2019, where she places access, community, innovation and collaboration at the forefront of the company’s approach. Born in Tkaronto (Toronto) to Hong Kong immigrants, she works variously as writer, director and dramaturge in opera and theatre as well as in the intersection of these forms and roles. Her…

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    What’s Been Buzzing?

    21.22 Buzz look-back From left to right | Tenzin Choewang, Norbu Tsering, Marjorie Chan, Rinchen Dolma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6acrVIPYiU&feature=youtu.be Video Visual Description Visual Description: The video shows quick images and videos of works that were developed/workshopped in our 21.22 season Buzz program. In Erased by Coleen Shirin Macpherson, dancers and movement performers mimic a making motion on white desks. In Okay You…

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    De-escalation Technique from a Former Hot Dog Vendor

    Charlie Petch (they/them, he/him) is a disabled/queer/transmasculine multidisciplinary artist. A poet, playwright, librettist, musician, lighting designer, and host, Petch was the 2017 Poet of Honour for SpeakNorth national festival, winner of the Golden Beret lifetime achievement in spoken word with The League of Canadian Poets, and founder of Hot Damn it’s a Queer Slam. They have been featured on CBC’s Q,…

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    Welcome to Little Tibet

    Made in Exile takes us to the Little Tibet in Toronto Little Tibet is located in Parkdale Toronto, and has the world’s largest community of Tibetan people outside of Asia. Many people who fled the Chinese-occupied Tibet arrive in this neighbourhood. Made in Exile is an organization that helps Tibetan youth navigate exilehood through the arts. They are our community…

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    Bringing Bâtardes to the stage

    Part of a printed zine, created by Robyn Grant-Moran for the #BeyondTO festival — In reflection of Bâtardes, a Théâtre Everest Production presented by Theatre Passe Muraille Robyn Grant-Moran (Métis) is a Toronto based writer, artist, and podcaster. While studying classical singing at York University, Robyn became fascinated with Indigenous representation in opera which lead to studying theatre criticism.  After graduating with her…

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    Coming out in Atlantic Canada

    Part of a printed zine, created by Robyn Grant-Moran for the #BeyondTO festival — In reflection of Crippled, A production by Power Productions presented by Theatre Passe Muraille Robyn Grant-Moran (Métis) is a Toronto based writer, artist, and podcaster. While studying classical singing at York University, Robyn became fascinated with Indigenous representation in opera which lead to studying theatre criticism.  After graduating with…

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    Moving Into a Sensorial Experience

    Part of a printed zine, created by Robyn Grant-Moran for the #BeyondTO festival — In reflection of Scored in Silence, a Theatre Passe Muraille presentation of a Chisato Minamimura production in collaboration with VibraFusionLab Robyn Grant-Moran (Métis) is a Toronto based writer, artist, and podcaster. While studying classical singing at York University, Robyn became fascinated with Indigenous representation in opera which lead to…