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Ryga Festival

Summerland's Arts Festival, 

Inspired by George Ryga

Adrenaline: A Play for Our Time 

Written and performed by Ahmad Miree, a Syrian theatre artist who found refuge in Canada last year, this one-man show explores the psychological impact of war and loss of loved ones on one man.

The production, directed by Majdi Bou-Matar, Artistic Director of the IMPACT festival in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, will be followed by a discussion with both artists.

Majdi Bou-Matar is a theatre director and performer who immigrated to Canada from Lebanon in 2003. He holds an MA degree in Drama from the University of Guelph with research focus on Canadian intercultural theatre. Majdi has directed several productions in Beirut and has been an active participant in several theatre, television, and film projects in the Middle East and Tunisia. An active member of the Waterloo Region art community, Majdi founded The Multicultural Theatre Space (MT Space) in 2004. At MT Space he has directed Three-Legged Horse, Seasons of Immigration, Yes or No, Exit Strategy and The Last 15 Seconds. Majdi is also the Artistic Director of IMPACT, a biennial international theatre festival in the Waterloo Region.

This matinee event is co-sponsored by the Summerland Refugee Sponsorship Group and the Summerland Community Arts Council.


Saturday, September 2, 2:00 pm with discussion to follow 

Tickets $20 ($15 students)

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