The Firehall Arts Centre is thrilled to present the eye-opening, award-winning play The Tashme Project: The Living Archives from Tuesday, April 2nd to Saturday, April 13th, 2019.
Created and performed by Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa, The Tashme Project: The Living Archives traces the history and common experience of the Nisei (second generation Japanese Canadians) through childhood, internment in Canada during the Second World War, and post-war resettlement east of the Rockies.
The Nisei, now in their 70s and 80s, were children at the time of internment and their stories of adventure and play are presented in sharp relief with the more common internment narratives of hardship and justice.
The Tashme Project: The Living Archives is created from twenty interwoven interviews with Nisei from Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, Montreal, and Vancouver.
This piece moves from voice to voice and story to story with fluidity and with a purposeful and constructed gracefulness. The actors portray the voices of both men and women interviewees as they seek a deep emotional and spiritual connection with the stories of their elders, breathing new life into these memories.
Tickets start at $25.
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The Tashme Project Vancouver 2019
Location: Firehall Arts Centre - 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Admission: Starting at $25
Time: Various times
Date: Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 - Saturday April 13th, 2019