A Reason to Talk


  • The Theatre Centre 1115 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M6J 1J1 Canada

Is it a story of extremes, of bi-cultural upbringing, or is it simply the story of all mothers and daughters? Sachli Gholamalizad, a young Belgian actress of Iranian descent, questions her troubled relationship with her mother. Fusing together recordings, diary excerpts, memories, novels and soundscapes from both Belgium and Iran, Sachli dives into her family’s history and the contradictions in the lives of these three women, confronting both her mother and grandmother in a thrilling and unruly multi-media performance. 

Written and Performed by Sachli Gholamalizad
Sound and Video design by Steven Brys

Approximate running time: 75 minutes

May 11
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