Inner Migrant
April 28 2018

by Andrea Loewen

An International Co-Production with Montreal’s DynamO Théâtre and Portugal’s Teatro O Bando.

A Montreal actor puts himself in the shoes of a Portuguese immigrant, Antonio. Through movement, words and music he retells parts of Antonio’s life. Interspersed with appointments at the immigration office where Antonio must show up to try and get his residency papers, this partly fictional account is based on fragments of real immigration stories.

Both sensitive and entertaining, Inner Migrant is an imaginative production that tells a story of tensions brought on by hopes for a better life and regrets about all that had to be left behind.

DynamO Théâtre is internationally renowned for its acrobatic movement and clowning productions for families and young audiences. “The company conveys stories in a way that is understood by audiences everywhere, and of every age. It’s quite mesmerizing and magical,” says Kim Selody, artistic director of Presentation House Theatre. “They express so much through highly skilled physical theatre. Language is no barrier to understanding.”

“The play conveys hope for a better world,” says playwright and director, Jackie Gosselin, “The story is based on real events intertwined through the power of imagination.”

Written by Nicolas Brites, Jackie Gosselin and Yves Simard
Directed by Jackie Gosselin

A fictional story based on real immigration stories.



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