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Runs from Tuesday November 22 2022 to Sunday December 4 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


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

Event Notes

Broken Shapes is a collaboration between Rimah Jabr, a theatre maker based in Toronto and Dareen Abbas, a visual artist based in Brussels. In Broken Shapes, a young woman who lives in a city under siege discovers her father’s architectural drawings on the day of his burial. Overcome with grief, she falls into the dream worlds and imaginary places that her father has created.

Broken Shapes is a hybrid performance constructed of visual installations, videos, and performing arts, based on Rimah and Dareen’s research on the unintentional ways that physical space can influence our minds. Broken Shapes equally takes the form of a monologue and interactive installation. The project was developed and created over the course of four years in the Residency Program at The Theatre Centre in Toronto.

Special Thanks To: Moussem Nomadic Centre & de Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Co-producers - 2020), Aluna Theatre, Jumblies Theatre, Canadian Stage, Inblauw Hotel, Gert Boel, MODECO PRL, RBC Arts Access Fund Award, Neighborhood Arts Network. Ashraf Zaghal, Natasha Greenblatt (Producer 2020), Aislinn Rose, Franco Boni, Eva Decaesstecker, Samantha Vu and Alexis Eastman.

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