Taken directly from Theatre InspiraTO: http://www.theatreinspirato.ca/festival/shows/redshow/plays/broken-windows
by Fiona Raye Clarke
Toronto’s newly instituted broken windows policing strategy, sees harsh punishments for petty crimes, which leads to a fatal shooting. Disturbing.
Directed by Chiamaka G Ugwu
Featuring: Marina Moreira (as Nahina), Anthony Morgan (as Eddie), Aisha (as Mabel), Basel Daoud (as Faouk)
Thurs. May 28, 7 pm
Fri. May 29, 8 pm
Sat. May 30, 8 pm
Wed. June 3, 8 pm
Thurs. June 4, 9 pm
Sat. June 6, 6 pm
Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkely Street, Toronto, ON
Chiamaka G. Ugwu (Director)
Chiamaka G. Ugwu is an actor and director recently graduated from Sheridan College and University of Toronto’s Theatre and Drama Studies program. Her directing credits include Neck‐Breaking Car‐Hop (Theatre Erindale Beck Festival), Snow Burns (Newborn Theatre), and an upcoming production of Overlaid (Playwrights Project), as well as Assistant Direction for Obeah Opera with Weyni Mengesha (Nightwood Theatre) and Transfusions with Maya Rabanovitch and Lisa Codrington (The AMY Project). Some of her recent acting credits include Blood Wedding (Modern Times), Here After (Upstart Theatre),The Rover (Theatre Erindale), and The Crucible (Theatre Erindale). Chiamaka is also a Youth Link Artist Program Facilitator with Soulpepper Theatre, developing and leading workshops for youth across Toronto. She gives thanks to God, teachers, friends, family, and mentors for their endless love and support.
Anthony Morgan (as Eddie)
Anthony is a human rights lawyer at the African Canadian Legal Clinic. He is a frequent public affairs commentator on issues concerning racism, critical multiculturalism and critical race theory in Canada. His comments on these issues have been featured in the Toronto Star, National Post, Globe & Mail, CBC News, and in many other of Canada’s major newspapers and broadcast outlets. Inspired bylegally-trained Black activists like Paul Robeson, Charles Roach and M.NourbeSe Philip,Anthony hopes to join the tradition of these creatives who were committed to exploring arts as a source and expression of Black freedom, genius and humanity.Basel Daoud (as Faouk)
Basel Daoud came to Canada from his native Egypt in 2010 to pursue his acting career. Theatre has been his main hunting ground, having featured in two Toronto Fringe Festival productions with the Socratic Theatre Collective, as well as a performance in 2012 at ChiCon in Chicago. He’s also lent his voice to several Arabicdubbed Disney and Paramount productions, most notably in Megamind and Tangled.
Fiona Raye Clarke (Playwright)
Fiona Raye Clarke is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Southampton is currently a student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Winner of the ArtReach Youth Arts Pitch Contest for Black Like We and the Neighbourhood Arts Network BMO Seeds Fund, she is the editor of Basodee: An Anthology Dedicated to Black Youth. She is a member of the InspiraTO Playwriting Academy and a research assistant for AVNU’s Case Study at Ryerson University. Fiona is a cofacilitator for Toronto WordSmiths and is currently an intern for Jumblies Theatre.