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December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Breaking Borders is a story driven performance event where immigrants take the mic. Young newcomers to Canada, working professionally as artists, will step to the stage to showcase their talents and share their unique stories. A night of rap, music, storytelling and slam poetry, Breaking Borders is a celebration of our fearless visa holders, immigrants, and refugee theatre artists.
Envisioned by Mariam Barry and Alexandra Lainfiesta, this gathering comes on the heels of an exciting new initiative – a brand new trust account created to support young theatre artists in our community who are immigrating to Canada. Both Alexandra Lainfiesta and Mariam Barry have walked through this experience alone, and know intimately how immigration can be a very isolating, arduous and expensive process for young newcomers. The trust account they are creating will therefore provide financial support to any young theatre artist seeking help with covering their lawyer consultation fees, PR application fees, and language exams. Audiences will have the chance to donate to this at the event.
In celebration of this milestone, Breaking Borders will be the first of what Mariam Barry and Alexandra Lainfiesta see as an annual event, held to empower immigrant voices in the arts.