9 PARTS OF DESIRE
by Heather Raffo
The Theatre Centre, May 19-23 2010
Directed by Kelly Straughan, Assistant Directed by Rosa Laborde
Featuring: Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Christine Aubin-Khalifah, Toni Ellwand, Deborah Grover, Maryem Hassan Tollar, Lili Francks, Brittany Kay, Anusree Roy and Melissa-Jane Shaw.
Music Composition & Live Musician: Maryem Hassan Tollar
A portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of a whole cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical communist, doctors, exiles, wives and lovers. This work delves into what it means to be a woman in the age-old war zone that is Iraq. An unusually timely meditation on the ancient, the modern and the feminine in a country overshadowed by war.
“Remarkable combination of poetry and visceral storytelling.” **** (4 stars) Now Magazine
“Stories that must be told” **** (4 stars) Toronto Star
“Powerful Production” **** (4 stars) Toronto Sun
2010 Dora Award Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble!
View the promotional video here.