World Stage Festival

Poster for "The Monument" (ISÔKO Theatre Company in association with Theatre Asylum — Rwanda/Canada); photos by ©Matthias Zoelle
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Country and Region CanadaOntario
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5J 2G8
Phone: +01 416-973-4000
Fax: +01 416-973-6055

Festival Description

Worldstage is an international festival featuring theatre, dance and performances by artists developing new works and techniques that are on the cutting-edge, sometimes controversial, but always enlightening. Expect the unexpected!

Festival Dates October 13, 2010 - May 2011
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Performance feature 2011:
  • The MonumentISÔKO Theatre Company in association with Theatre Asylum (Rwanda/Canada)
    Performance — April 27 - May 1, 2011 (70 minutes)
    Tickets: $45, Brigantine Room
    • About the performance
      In Canadian playwright Colleen Wagner’s electrifying drama, a young soldier has been convicted of war crimes committed during genocide. As he awaits his execution, a mysterious woman offers him freedom — at a price — becoming both his saviour and tormentor. Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Drama, The Monument uses traditional African storytelling and drumming to present an unflinching portrait from a country whose resilient voice continues to spread across the globe. Performed in Kinyarwanda with English surtitles. Directed by Jennifer H. Capraru.
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    • About ISÔKO The Theatre Source
      An intercultural company founded July 4th, 2008, which uses contemporary theatre to contribute to social harmony in Rwanda. We create theatre to stimulate dialogue on peace building and civil society, and collaborate with local artists to build audiences for contemporary theatre. Our work is presented in the spirit of reconciliation as along this path, the theatre will always have a crucial role to play. ISÔKO is a registered local NGO 52/2009, with support from the Rwandan Ministry of Culture, Canada Council for the Arts, embassies in Kigali and local partners including Ishyo Arts, Positive Productions, Goethe Institut, National University Arts Centre.
    • For more information
      Contact Jennifer H. Capraru, Artistic Director of Theatre Asylum ISÔKO/The Theatre Source
      Online information at


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