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Toronto: The Howland Company and Native Earth present “The Home Project” September 21-October 3

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Howland Company and Native Earth Performing Arts are thrilled to present The Home Project, co-created and performed by Akosua Amo-Adem, Qasim Khan, and Cheyenne Scott. Presented in partnership by Soulpepper, The Home Project will be performed in-person this Fall from September 21st to October 3rd, 2021 in the open air of the Courtyard at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

“The idea of 'home' - it can be tangible, a fixed address, or more of a feeling, a memory. It can be fraught, an ongoing question mark. It can be absent. After a year of stay-at-home-orders, it's exciting to work with these three artists to ask specifically what 'home' means to them.” - Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Co-Director & Dramaturg of The Home Project and an Artistic Leader of The Howland Company.

The Home Project is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and intimate theatrical experience centred on the theme of home and how our relationships with it have changed or evolved. Building upon these creators’ memories, associations, and reflections, The Home Project combines live performance, sound, and digital media installation, examining how we are shaped by what we call home.

“Home can be a place, a memory, a smell, a song; it takes you back to what made you today. It is never inconsequential and always what we return to. As we continue to emerge back into society, we invite you to join three very talented artists as they bring the intimacy of their stories of home to you.” - Keith Barker, Co-Director & Dramaturg of The Home Project, Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts.

“We are so grateful to be partnering with Native Earth Performing Arts to bring this project to life. It is exciting to be entering a creative space again with artists who are as invested in collaboration as Keith Barker and Isaac Thomas have been. It feels so invigorating to be working with fellow companies, like Soulpepper, to finally bring the shared experience of live theatre back for our audiences.” - Paolo Santalucia, Co-Director & Dramaturg of The Home Project and an Artistic Leader of The Howland Company.

Tickets are on sale now, available on a sliding scale pay-what-you-choose rate of $5, $15, $25, with very limited availability per performance. Each party will be sat in their own socially distanced pods of 1 to 4 people, according to the number of tickets chosen during checkout. If a group is larger than 4, please note that in the checkout and the Box Office will endeavour to seat the groups close together, but we may not be able to alter the pod sizes. For information and to purchase tickets, visit

The Howland Company and Native Earth Performing Arts Present:

The Home Project

Originated by The Howland Company, in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts, and Presented by Soulpepper

Co-Creator and Performer - Akosua Amo-Adem

Co-Creator and Performer - Qasim Khan

Co-Creator and Performer - Cheyenne Scott

Co-Director & Dramaturg - Keith Barker

Co-Director & Dramaturg Courtney - Ch’ng Lancaster

Co-Director & Dramaturg - Paolo Santalucia

Dramaturg - Isaac Thomas

Sound Designer - David Deleary

Production Designer - Jareth Li

Stage Manager - Sam Hale

September 21st - October 3rd, 2021 at 8pm

Tickets: Sliding Scale - $5, $15, $25

Very Limited Availability

For more details:

Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts:

Online -

By phone - (416) 866-8666

Photo: Qasim Khan, Cheyenne Scott and Akosua Amo-Adem. © 2021 Dahlia Katz.