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Runs from Thursday January 30 2020 to Sunday February 2 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


The Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4

Event Notes

× An immersive theatrical experience exploring the borders that divide and unite us, within the framework of a live podcast.

Café Sarajevo follows protagonist, Lucy Simic, as she travels to her father’s birthplace, Bosnia. Along the way, we explore divided cities and the notion of “human nature”, asking the question: what causes a nation to divide, and begin to hate the very people and culture that it used to see as its own? With story, dance, game, music and 360° video, and perhaps most significantly, by casting audience-participants as characters in the story, internationally-acclaimed performance makers bluemouth inc., create a fast-paced, intimate and thoughtful exploration about nationalism, racial bias and war tourism. A workshop version of Café Sarajevo was presented to sold-out houses at the 2018 SummerWorks Lab, where it received honourable mention for the Buddies In Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation. SummerWorks is thrilled to present the North American premiere for Toronto audiences.

“Immersing myself in the fascinating full-evening experience of It Comes in Waves, I realize just how much I’ve missed bluemouth inc. Nobody comes close to doing what they do.”

Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine on It Comes in Waves by bluemouth inc.

Created and Performed by Mariel Marshall, Peter Musante, Lucy Simic and Stephen O’Connell
Creative Technologist: Jacob Niedzwiecki
Lighting Designer: Patrick Lavender

With the support of High Commission of Canada in Singapore, Canada Council of the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.

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