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Thinking Spaces: MT Space “Multicultural Theatre Space: Intercultural Theatre Creation”

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MT Space graphic for Thinking Spaces: Multicultural Theatre Space: Intercultural Theatre Creation. The poster features a black and white image of four actors on sprsely decorated stage. One of the actors is standing on a small box. This image surrounded by colourful text, polka dots, and squiggles. Friday, March 1 at 1 PM (ET) @ ImprovLab (108 Mackinnon)

Please join us on Friday, March 1 at 1:00 PM (ET) for Thinking Spaces: “Multicultural Theatre Space: Intercultural Theatre Creation” with MT Space. 

This presentation will take place in person at ImprovLab, MCKN 108 at the University of Guelph, as well as online via Zoom. As always, our Thinking Spaces events are free!

More about this talk:

MT Space presents a demonstration of the intercultural theatre creation methodology established by Majdi Bou-Matar, and engages others in the conversations around devised processes, ancestry, and culture clash. This workshop / talk will feature four actors: Nada Abusaleh, Ahmad Meree, Brad Cook, and Jewels Krauss.

More about the speaker:

MT Space (Multicultural Theatre Space) was founded in 2004 by Lebanese-Canadian Majdi Bou-Matar, who was a trained director, actor, and dancer. After receiving the same criticism over and over, hearing that his accent was too thick or that he “didn’t look the part”, Majdi decided to create a company that would become a platform for all artists that felt marginalized, racialized, and displaced. This is how MT Space was born.

MT Space has grown from being a company that produces one show every year to an organization that brings culturally and socially relevant work from across the country and around the world to our community of Kitchener-Waterloo. We have challenged the preconceptions of theatre to create, produce, and present work that is accessible and affordable to low-income families while creating a space for Indigenous, immigrant, refugee, and marginalized voices to be heard.

MT Space challenges the definition of theatre to include all disciplines such as dance, music, multimedia, and circus performing arts. As such, MT Space is becoming a presenter of artists and arts organizations across many disciplines.

To attend the talk in-person or online, RSVP via our Google Forms.


March 1
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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MacKinnon Room 108, 87 Trent Lane, University of Guelph
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