KIN crosses borders and comfort zones at Toronto Fringe
Tavistock Arts marks festival premiere at Tarragon Theatre July 4 to 13
“Ellipses… they change everything” – KIN
In Anna’s world, punctuation defines everything. A university scholar with few love or career prospects, she is left dangling in her own ellipses.
KIN is the story of Anna’s improbable relationship with Sean, an Irish personal trainer, and their struggle to stay together. Each bound to their extended families, their relationship is told through the lens of others. Over the course of seven years, two continents and several generations, their dots connect – both psychologically and geographically – and an unlikely new family is forged.
Directed by Jim Ivers, (The Early Hours, Killer Joe, The Mundy Scheme) KIN explores expatriation and distance, and the influence that friends and family have in our lives. Recently fleeing economic turmoil in Ireland, Ivers seeks to celebrate Toronto’s cultural cross-pollination.
The cast is comprised of talented actors including Lesley Ballantyne (Dora Mavor Moore Award), Deborah Joy (Five seasons at Stratford) and Dwight McFee (Jessie Richardson Award, Vancouver).
JULY 4 to JULY 13
TARRAGON THEATRE: MAINSPACE
30 Bridgman Ave
Toronto, ON M5R 1X3
Tavistock Arts was founded by Jim Ivers in Newbridge, Ireland. The company features an ensemble of actors and technicians who are encouraged to contribute creatively throughout the process of bringing theatre to the stage. Contrary to the current popularity of focus on body and movement, Tavistock Arts unashamedly advocates a text-based theatre, with an emphasis on contemporary international playwrights and new writing.