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The Situation We Find Ourselves In Is This by Matthew MacKenzie
The Theatre Centre
Toronto, ON
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The Situation We Find Ourselves In Is This by Matthew MacKenzie
The Situation We Find Ourselves In Is This
By Matthew MacKenzie

Participants: Matthew MacKenzie, Daniel MacIvor & Monica Dottor

Saturday, September 22, 8:00 pm
One Night Only
The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street W)

A free performance
Limited Capacity
Tix available at the door on a first come, first served basis

On the side of a mountain outside Banff, Iris reached playwright Matthew MacKenzie to inform him she was terminally ill.  The situation we find ourselves in is this.

In this one-night only offering, MacKenzie shares his experiences of spending the last two weeks with the woman who, literally, wrote the Miriam-Webster definition of dramaturge.

Staring up at the ceilingwhich is what Iris did when she was searching for inspiration, she began speaking about her playwrights and their plays. Like we were staring into the Cosmos, it was as if each each of Iriss writers was a solar system, with each of their plays a planet, or debris, within those systems. Jumping from writer to writer, from play to play, from character to character, she painted an incredible picture. One only Iris could paint, of Canadian theatre, of the essential stories we tell each other.

Iris Turcott had a direct impact on hundreds of artists and worked with most of Canadas leading playwrights. Her steadfast belief in the power and necessity of art was something she spoke passionately about until the end.

Just as each writers work is unique to them, so too were their relationships with Iris. Using interviews with her writers talking about their plays, their characters and working with her, MacKenzie turns the mirror on Iris in The Situation We Find Ourselves In Is This.

*Seating is limited. We strongly encourage those attending to RSVP well in advance.


The Theatre Centre (View)
1115 Queen Street W
Toronto, ON M6J 1J1



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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