49th day by athena kaitlin trinh
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About the Event
HOW TO ATTEND Click the link below at showtime - "doors" 5 minutes prior - latecomers welcome! Audience does not appear on screen. Capacity 100. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82928222699
ABOUT THE PLAY A proudly immigrant story of love, war, and familial reconciliation: 49TH DAY takes us to a cemetery in Việt Nam where a young woman makes offerings and performs rituals for her deceased grandmother. A poetic investigation of intergenerational trauma and displacement; inspired by the real life experiences, this piece is a love-letter to elders everywhere. The show is performed in English and 廣東話. 49th Day premiered at Toronto's Next Stage Theatre Festival 2020, produced by Theatre Artaud and Angela Sun. The piece was developed under the mentorship of Nina Lee Aquino and Factory Theatre's The Foundry creation group. The development of this show was made possible with funding from Factory Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, and Nightswimming Theatre under the Ontario Arts Council's Recommender Grants program.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT athena kaitlin trinh is a recent acting graduate from the national theatre school of canada. she is a dora nominated, queer, chinese-vietnamese actor, writer, and spoken-word poet. with roots stemming from southern china, toronto, and all over viet nam, athena celebrates her chinese-vietnamese heritage and dedicates herself to diverse, intersectional, and inclusionary art-making.
athena is a settler in tkaronto, on the traditional territories of the mississaugas, the huron-wendat and the haudenosaunee peoples. she has worked on numerous workshops and shows in the city and continues to hone her craft with various theatre companies and mentors. she is represented by robyn and dan friedman at compass artist management.
for more information, please visit www.athenakaitlintrinh.com