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Toronto: Mixed Company Theatre announces performance dates for “I Carry with Me”
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Mixed Company Theatre is excited to announce performances of I Carry with Me - a new Forum Theatre play written by Heather Cherron Von Atzigen!
I Carry with Me is a Forum Theatre play to catalyze social change on racism and privilege which will be performed virtually between June 9-16 as a “Pay What You Can” event.
A trip to a coffee shop quickly turns Faiza’s day into one of fear, humiliation and abandonment. No doubt her race, faith and traditional dress played a factor. Nurse Mailynn has trouble finding support from her supervisor and co-workers after a patient refuses to be treated by her because of her race. Masego feels dismissed after sharing a frightening incident both she and her son experienced. How are things going to change for people who are racialized when her own partner and the police keep making excuses?
I Carry with Me looks at the differences and commonalities in what we carry as human beings from different racial and cultural backgrounds. What we carry can hurt, show similarities, educate, be shared, and enlighten.
Join us at one of these performances to stand up, make changes in these stories, and discover actions you can take to foster inclusive and supportive spaces for people of all cultural backgrounds.
This play was developed through Mixed Company’s Race and Privilege project. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
June 9, 10*, 14, 16 at 7:30 PM (EST)
June 10, 15 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Online via Zoom (register to receive the Zoom link)
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This presentation is offered as a “Pay What You Can” event. Our suggested donation is $10.
We appreciate any and all donations, through our Canada Helps page: www.canadahelps.org.
Thank you for supporting Mixed Company Theatre’s rousing and impactful work!
* Please note the performance on June 10 at 7:30 PM (EST) will be recorded and photos/videos from that presentation may be used in public materials for MCT.
For more information visit mixedcompanytheatre.com.