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Saturday, January 16, 2010

 

entering the theatre


buddies antechamber jan2010, originally uploaded by plastictaxi.

To enter the theatre to see our latest work, La Comunion, you must first cross through a passage lined with photographs taken by youth from Medellin, Colombia. Some of these kids are youth at risk of becoming involved in the civil conflict, some are kids in a reintegration program, having been former child soldiers themselves.

Their stories form the backbone of our show - which is about a young woman who joins an illegal army as a way to escape poverty and domestic abuse.

Hopefully the threshold is a real thing to the audience - a bridge to another reality - moving from Toronto to Medellin, en route to a place of storytelling that is here and nowhere.


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