The Tashme Project: The Living Archives
The Firehall Arts Centre is thrilled to present the eye-opening, award-winning play The Tashme Project: The Living Archivesfrom Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, April 13, 2019.Created and performed by Julie
The Firehall Arts Centre is thrilled to present the eye-opening, award-winning play The Tashme Project: The Living Archivesfrom Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Created and performed by Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa,The Tashme Project: The Living Archivestraces the history and common experience of the Nisei (second generation Japanese Canadians) through childhood, internment in Canada during the Second World War, and post-war resettlement east of the Rockies. The Nisei, now in their 70s and 80s, were children at the time of internment and their stories of adventure and play are presented in sharp relief with the more common internment narratives of hardship and justice.
The Tashme Project: The Living Archives is created from twenty interwoven interviews with Nisei from Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, Montreal, and Vancouver. The piece moves from voice to voice and story to story with fluidity and with a purposeful and constructed gracefulness. The actors portray the voices of both men and women interviewees as they seek a deep emotional and spiritual connection with the stories of their elders, breathing new life into these memories.
The Tashme Project: The Living Archivesis an embodiment of Nisei character, language, spirit and story, and brings to light a part of Canadian history that has been often kept in the dark.
April 2-13, 2019 |Firehall Arts Centre| 280 E. Cordova
Opening Night: April 3, 8:00pm
Preview: April 2, 7pm
Performance Times: Tues, 7pm | Wed-Fri, 8pm | Sat, 3pm & 8pm | Sun, 3pm | Wed, 1pm PWYC (April 10)
Post Show Talkback: April 2, 4-13
Tickets: From $25 at firehallartscentre.ca| 604.689.0926
2 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 13 (Saturday) 9:30 pm