The AMY Project Presents

ALMEIDA
(THE GLORIOUS)

 
At the SummerWorks Performance Festival
Pia Bouman-Scotiabank Studio Theatre: 6 Noble Street
Thursday August 3rd 6:00pm
Saturday August 5th 1:15pm
Sunday August 6th 1:00pm
Wednesday August 9th 5:45pm
 
Tickets are $15 with $25 and $35 tickets available if you wish to make an additional contribution!
Tickets can be purchased here.
 
“I’m on a mission to look for my history… I want a relationship with my ancestors… I took my grandmother’s middle name just because I like the way it sounded: Almeida, the Glorious.
I will pull from my ancestors to create my new self.”

The AMY Project’s 2017 ensemble of young creators bring together monologue, poetry, movement and music in this original creation. Almeida (The Glorious) explores personal power, our relationships with our ancestors and descendants, and how our given and chosen names shape who we are.”
 
Written and Performed by: 
Nicole Acaso, Adri Almeida, Zeynab Egbeyemi, Xenamay Gezahegn, Destiny Laldeo, Karis Jones-Pard, Jamie Milay, Caroline Manjaly, Rofiat Olusanya, Morgan Paradise, & Kaitlynn Rodgers
Additional performances by: Fatima Adam, Mikaela Cordero, Bessie Cheng
 
Directed by: Julia Hune-Brown & Nikki Shaffeeullah
Assistant Director and Stage Manager: Julia Vodarek Hunter
Projection and Sound Designer: Jamie Milay
Lighting Designer: Melissa Joakim
Film Program Director: Nicole Stamp
Musical Director: Lisa Bozikovic
Movement coach: Amy Nostbakken
Producer: Rachel Penny
 
AMY 2017 mentors: Lisa Bozikovic, Marjorie Chan, Audrey Dwyer, Karen Glave, Virgilia Griffith, Sarah Kitz, Kama La Mackerel, Shaista Latif, Amy Lee, Amanda Nicholls Amy Nostbakken, Clare Preuss, Gein Wong
 
Presented with support from The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, Theatre Ontario, Jumblies Theatre, Canadian Stage, TD Bank, Entertainment One, Business for the Arts, Telus and our many generous individual donors.
 
Special Thanks to our partners at the SummerWorks Performance Festival, who generously provide our participants a space in the festival to showcase their work to a wider audience.