Our Season Comes to a Close
Bravo to our team, and thankyou to our patrons and sponsors.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our season sponsors: The Winnipeg Foundation, Assiniboine Credit Union, Taylor McCaffrey LLP, Peerless Garments, The Winnipeg Free Press, Relish Branding, Amphora Imports, New Bothwell Cheese, and Half Pints Brewing.
Moderated Discussion: Bashir Lazhar: A Portrait of the Immigrant Experience
Theatre Projects Manitoba (TPM) is pleased to host a forum to discuss the refugee experience in Manitoba as part of its current production, Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Chenelière.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Winnipeg Free Press News Café – 237 McDermot Avenue
Moderated by Sean Kavanagh, CBC Manitoba
Abdikheir Ahmed- Interim Executive Director at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Inc.
Damarys Ramirez- Manager of Inland Protection at Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council
Bashir Khan, an Immigration and Refugee lawyer in Winnipeg and a member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
Admission is Free
Light Refreshments will be provided
Bashir Lazhar is an extraordinary play which gives us the story of a political refugee seeking asylum in Canada. The subject matter is both topical and compelling. So we decided to take the pulse of this community – to hear about the concerns, triumphs and unique challenges that refugees face in Manitoba and Winnipeg.
Why? Because good theatre builds strong communities – a play can provide a unique, humanistic perspective on a topic and a fantastic springboard for discussion.
Because in recent years, the federal government has made changes to immigration policies that are impacting many immigrants, refugees and their families. More >
CBC Review: “Bashir Lazhar” offers rewarding lessons in life, loss, and hope
Joff Schmidt, CBC Manitoba
There’s something sadly, terrifyingly beautiful in the set the greets the audience entering Theatre Projects Manitoba’s production of Bashir Lazhar.
A twisted wreck of school desks, bright orange plastic chairs, and the remnants of window frames, it’s a scene that implies something unthinkable has happened – and yet also suggests the innocence and possibility of childhood.
And this is an apt metaphor for Quebecoise playwright Evelyne de la Chenelière’s one-man play (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film Monsieur Lazhar). It is full of sadness, humour, and hope, in a mixture that flows from horrifying to hopeful. And here, it makes for a rich, emotionally rewarding theatrical experience. More >