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Paprika Festival: Carving Home - Playwrights Unit Reading Series

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Native Earth Performing Arts & Aki Studio

585 Dundas Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

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Paprika Festival: Carving Home: Playwrights Unit Reading Series

Experience four new plays from rising voices in our industry. Created through Paprika's Playwright Unit, mentored by Jeff Ho and Polly Phokeev (with guest mentors Erin Brubacher, Guillermo Verdecchia, Nina Lee Aquino, Bilal Baig, and Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman).

Maryam's Hijrah by Laith Al-Kinani
Set in the midst of the 1991 Shi'a rebellion in Iraq where a mother and daughter narrowly escape a massacre. 20 years later, in a new country, they must reckon with whether to keep the past in the past, or confront the worst parts of their truth.

Fear of Men by Merlin Simard
Fear of Men features multilingual monologues exploring the pervasiveness of sexism across genders, particularly within trans and gender non-conforming communities. The pieces urges us to examine the ways in which we perpetuate oppression and how we can move forward.

Made in China by Ciana Henderson
Made in China brings to life the voices of four girls affected by China’s One Child Policy. All abandoned at birth but with stories as unique as their DNA, each girl must chase answers to questions she never knew she had.

Uncharted by Kathy Martinez
A modern reimagining of Dante’s The Divine Comedy about two children in hospital. The play charts their personal journeys, resilience, and the profound bond that grows between them.

Support the Playwrights Unit!
This is a FREE event, but if you would like to support our FREE training programs we welcome you to make a donation of $5, $10 or $20 on our CanadaHelps page: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/paprika-festival/

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A part of the 18th Paprika Festival
May 20-26, 2019
www.paprikafestival.com

Paprika Festival is a youth-led professional performing arts organization. We run year round professional training and mentorship programs that culminate in a performing arts festival of new work by young artists. We generate opportunities for young artists to lead their own creative process with the support of their peers and professional mentors. We set the stage for young artists to have their voices heard in a setting that is supportive and also dependent on critical response. We ensure that young artists are well equipped to find employment in diverse cultural industries and to become our successors.

Pay-What-You-Can-Afford
To ensure audiences have as much access to this year’s programming as possible, Paprika is offering Pay-What-You-Can-Afford prices ($5, $10, or $20) online and at-the-door, in addition to Pay-What-You-Can at the door. New this year are Pay-It-Forward tickets, which allow patrons to buy a ticket for someone else to attend the Festival at no cost.

Access
Aki Studio is a physically accessible venue. We welcome entry/re-entry at any time during performances and are offering two Relaxed Performances. Assistive hearing devices are available at the theatre (please request when booking tickets) and a visual guide to the venue will be available on our website. Sage will be available at all performances for patrons and artists.

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