Residency Showing With Suvendrini Lena

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Join us on Friday, September 9 at 7:00pm for an open rehearsal of On (E)very (C)orner a (T)errorist by Suvendrini Lena.

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. Residency showings are free events.

Friday, September 9 at 7:00pm
The Theatre Centre
Free—RSVP by email to rsvp@theatrecentre.org

"On ECT" is about schizophrenia – a word which literally means fragmentation of the mind. Schizophrenia is a chronic illness characterized by psychosis.

In this work-in-progress we attempt to explore, understand, and ultimately reveal how the fragmentation and loss of identity that occurs in schizophrenia relates to the more transient episodes of ‘madness’ and 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 design.

Artists: Suvendrini Lena, Lyon Smith, Soheil Parsa, Jiv Parasram, and Carla B Melo

Suvendrini is a Neurologist working at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health and the Center for Headache at WCH. In Residency at the Theatre Centre she is co-teaching ‘Staging Medicine’ a theatre course for post-graduate medical residents, with Colleen Murphy. She is also developing new work on the emergence and experience of ‘schizophrenia’ using archival material from the Queen Street ‘Asylum’ dating back to 1850.

The Theatre Centre is a fully accessible venue. Please contact us at 416-538-0988 if you have specific accessibility needs.
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About The Theatre Centre:

Residency is a two-year program designed to support artists in developing new work. Showings are an opportunity for our Residency artists to share their work during development and to embrace the dialogue that emerges as part of the creative process. Stay tuned for more Residency showings coming soon.

Current Residency artists are Jess Dobkin, Ian Kamau, Secret Lives of Mothers (Hannah Moscovitch, Maev Beaty, Tova Smith & Ann-Marie Kerr), Heidi Strauss/adelheid, Dan Watson & Christina Serra, and Suvendrini Lena.

To find out more about our program and the residency artists, click here: http://theatrecentre.org/?p=1322
For showing dates & times click here: http://theatrecentre.org/?p=8341
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By: The Theatre Centre