MAI (Montreal, arts interculturels) in association with
Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal Presents Tashme Productions’

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives

Written and performed by Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa
Directed by Mieko Ouchi

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives is a deeply touching work that looks at the forced internment of thousands of Japanese Canadians during World War II. Creators Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa have collected and edited together testimonies from over 20 Nisei (second-generation Japanese Canadians), now between 70 and 80 years of age. Memories of the Nisei, who were children in the camps, emerge as the childhood games they used to invent, the ordeals they went through and the postwar misery they suffered are retold. Moving from voice to voice and story to story with fluidity and constructed gracefulness, The Tashme Project: The Living Archives is an attempt to establish a deep emotional and spiritual connection with the idea of ancestry, encouraging intergenerational dialogue.

“…A play that demonstrates the true beauty of storytelling and the transformative power of memory…and I didn’t want it to end.” – Robyn Lester, The Charlebois Post

Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday matinee at 3pm
Post show Artist Talk on Fridays May 8 & 15 and Sunday May 16

Box Office
From Tuesday through Saturday– 3 pm to 6 pm
Tel: (514) 982-1812 ext. 226 or (514) 982-3386
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Presented by The MAI (Montréal, Arts Interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance
Montreal (Quebec), H2X 2K5

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