Residency Showing: On Ect By Suvendrini Lena

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Please join us for the second of two Residency Showings this December*. Showings are a time for our residency artists to share their work during development and to embrace the dialogue that emerges as part of the creative process.

Stick around after the showing for our annual Holiday Party with ping pong, treats, sweets, and festive cheer! (

Residency showings are free events.

Sunday, December 18 at 7:00pm:
On (E)very (C)orner a (T)errorist by Suvendrini Lena.

"On ECT" is about schizophrenia – a word which literally means fragmentation of the mind.

In this work-in-progress we are exploring how fragmentation and loss of identity in schizophrenia relates to the fragmentation we all experience. Schizophrenics ‘hear voices’. Schizophrenics fear loss of control over their own thoughts and bodies. Clinically we call this ‘paranoia’ but is it really such a strange idea? How does anyone actually separate internal and external voices? How do we know which voice/voices are truly our own? What makes what we say, think, or even feel, truly our own? Is any self unfragmented?

We use the writings of Franz Fanon, archives from Queen Street Hospital from 1900-1920, and fictional characters Ether and Zephyr to explore these ideas with an immersive sound and environmental design.

Artists include: Suvendrini Lena, Lyon Smith, Soheil Parsa and Trevor Schwellnaus.

*Join us for our first of two Residency Showings on Sunday, December 4 at 7pm for work in development by Hannah Moscovitch, Maev Beaty, and Ann-Marie Kerr:


The Theatre Centre’s Residency Program is a two-year program designed to support artists in developing new work. The program facilitates a highly collaborative artistic process that embraces experimentation and learning with a wide variety of collaborators.

Residency is made possible by Lead Sponsor BMO Financial Group, and with the support of The J.P. Bickell Foundation.

For more information about Residency visit:
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By: The Theatre Centre