Inspired by the poetry of writer Wisława Szymborska, This is why we live explores poems as doorways to our psyche and looks at humanity's failings with delightful precision. Drawing from surrealism and movement based theatre, including puppetry and dance; two actors take us on a journey through a witty, ironic and absorbing testament to human expression.
We experiment with language, gesture and sound.
A unique exchange between Poland, Canada, France and England.
Directed by Coleen MacPherson
Performed by Elodie Monteau and Alaine Hutton and Dobrochna Zubek
Music performed by Dobrochna Zubek
Music Development and Dramaturgy by Tatiana Judycka
Lighting by Rebecca Picherak
Set and Costume Design by Helen Yung
Produced by Rose Hopkins
Plateau 31 in Paris, France
April 1, 2, 3 2016
The Theatre Centre, Toronto
1115 Queen Street West, Toronto ON
October 6-9th 2016
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, Hamilton
126 James St S, Hamilton, ON
October 15th, 2016
European Tour TBA
We are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Polish Consulate in Toronto, The Polish Cultural Institute (London, UK), The Polish Cultural Institute (Paris, France).
This is a co-production between Open Heart Surgery, Tara Arts (UK) and Théâtre de L'Enfumeraie (Le Mans, France)