Where: Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave
When: November 18 – December 3, 2022
Cost: Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can-Afford at three price points, $10, $30 and $60 and are available now online at passemuraille.ca.
Details: Ambrose’s drama takes us to Jerk Pork Castle in Scarborough – “if you don’t know about it, you better be about it and ask about it!” – where newcomers Andrea and Niesha work in exchange for cash under the table. As the two scrape out a life in Canada, they must also navigate their status as undocumented workers. This funny, keenly observant script unveils the lives of these undocumented Caribbean workers who go to desperate lengths to get Canadian citizenship — a moving, timely story of those rendered invisible in a ‘welcoming’ Canada.
Playwright Kanika Ambrose is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist who grew up in Scarborough. For Our Place, developed in Cahoots’ Hot House playwrights’ unit, she draws from personal connection and perspective on the invisibility of the injustices that undocumented members of the community face. Directed by Sabryn Rock the production with an ensemble featuring Virgilia Griffith (Dora Award winner for Harlem Duet, The Expanse, Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land), Guarded Girls, Betrayal, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom); Sophia Walker (Y: The Last Man, The Handmaid’s Tale, Shadow Hunters); Pablo Ogunlesi (So Speaks The Land, Black President, This Is How We Live); and Tremaine Nelson (Titans, The Expanse).
Cahoots Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille will host a Black Out Night on November 25th. These special performances are intended for Black audiences, with the intention of providing a space for Black theatregoers to experience a show for them, by them. The Black Out Night event also facilitates a safe environment for a personal and intimate discussion on the work made and performed by Black artists. TPM is committed to continuing to offer Black Out Night performances for all Black playwrights and artists in future seasons.
As a continued COVID-19 safety measure, guests entering the Theatre Passe Muraille building are required to wear a mask.