Imani Enterprises Presents… The She Said/He Said – Toronto Premiere Sept. 14th – Sept. 18th

 

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After a successful World Premiere in Montreal and a good old down home Nova Scotia Debut in Halifax, it’s time to bring this production home to the place that is responsible for the storyline!!! Last stop on the 3 city tour is Toronto, Ontario…

SHE SAID/HE SAID is a play where spoken word, theatre comedy and conflict join hands to take the audience on an incredible journey.

Starring Award Winning Multi -Disciplinary Artist Anne-Marie Woods

& Dora Mava Moore Award Winner Matthew G Brown

Written and Directed by Anne-Marie Woods
Songs and Lyrics by Anne-Marie Woods
Musical Arrangements by Anne-Marie Woods and Jeremiah Sparks
Stage Manager Sharon DiGenova
Produced by Imani Enterprises

SHE moved to Toronto from Nova Scotia has lived there for 5 years and after online dating and joining meet up groups she still hasn’t met anyone.

HE was in a long term relationship, had to fight to win custody to see his daughter and is finally ready to meet someone.

They meet fall in love and have to fight to make their relationship last in a world where “the rules” are always changing.

A fusion of real experiences and fiction, playwright Anne-Marie Woods conveys in this new work the vulnerability felt in romantic relationships and the importance of communication.

Through compelling monologues, poetry and song, the female/male rapport is laid bare in this tragicomic battle of wits. SHE SAID/HE SAID is a fresh and nuanced look at relationships through a script that cleverly meanders through the present and past experiences of its two main characters. Where time is subjective, the fourth wall is intermittently torn down and location though specific is universal.

Woods has taken a non-conventional approach to telling a modern day love story.

Winner of the 2013 Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Entertainment, she presented highly successful public readings of this new creation in 2014 to audiences in Nova Scotia, Toronto, and Montreal. The fiery feminist poet and playwright has performed in the UK, Trinidad, the United States and in Canada.

Important Info

Please note that there is no late entrance time to this play and there is no intermission.  Evening shows start promptly at 8pm and matiness at 1pm. You must pick up your physical ticket at the box office to be allowed entry. Please get to the show early and allow yourself enough time to get a seat as you will not be able to get in once the show starts. The Box Office is open 1 hour prior to every show.

SHOW TIMES

Thursday September 15 at 8:00 pm (Media Night/Opening Night)

Wednesday September 14 at 8:00pm (Meet Up Wednesday)

Friday September 16 at 1:00 pm (matinee) $10 for youth – this show only

Friday September 16 at 8:00 pm

Saturday September 17 at 1:00 pm (matinee) $15 for Regent Park Residents – this show only

Saturday September 17 at 8:00 pm

Sunday September 18 at 3:00 pm (matinee)

For the Friday School Matinee – Youth Age 16 and Older

Location: Native Earth AKI Studio Theatre – 585 Dundas Street East (Inside Daniels Spectrum Building) Take the Dundas Streetcar East to Dundas and Sackville Street – Walk less than 1 minute to the front entrance of Daniels Spectrum Building AKI Studio Theatre is on the main floor

Tickets:  $25.00 Regular Price & $20.00 Elders/Students/Arts Worker (With Valid ID)

Special Ticket Vouchers or Invitations must be exchanged at the box office for an actual ticket
Purchases made online or by telephone are by credit card only.
At the door payments accepted by cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard.
For information on group rates, call the box office at 416-531-1402.

Box Office Telephone: 416-531-1402 or Email: boxoffice[at]nativeearth.ca         


Sponsored By: Imani Enterprises, Mitchell Cohen, Native Earth Performing Arts & Aki Studio, Zabrina Cush, Sheryl Beckford, Linda Marie Stella, Friend Sponsors,  Toronto Community Housing Corporation & The Onni Support Fund

Imani Enterprises engages under the terms of the INDIE 2.1, professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

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Anne-Marie Woods aka Amani  is the 2013 recipient of the Black Business and Professional Association’s Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Entertainment. She  is an actor, dancer, singer, poet, producer, arts educator, playwright and creative consultant. Born in London, England of Trinidadian heritage, her family left Trinidad in the early 70s and she spent her formative years in Dartmouth, and later Halifax, Nova Scotia. A graduate of the Dalhousie University Professional Actor Training Program… she laid down her roots as a multi-disciplinary artist in Nova Scotia for many years, and is now based in Toronto but continues to make waves in the arts scene both nationally and internationally. She holds the honour of being the first African Canadian to have a featured play (Waiting to Explode) at the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina.

This feminist poet and playwright’s work has been performed in the UK, Trinidad, United States and in Canada. She sang for twelve-and-a-half years with Nova Scotia’s acapella sensation Four The Moment, who had the honour of opening up for Maya Angelou on two separate occasions. She has headlined at the Hillside Music Festival, Irie Fest, the Nuyorican Café in New York City, Rapsofest in Trinidad and the Word Power International Literature Festival in London, England. She was in theatre productions: Whylah Falls, Consecrated Ground, Gospel at Colonus and Afrika Solo. She was the Creative Director and wrote the script adaptation for Mitchell Cohen’s (President of Daniel Corporation) original play The Journey, presented at Daniels Spectrum as an annual fundraiser in 2013 and once again in 2015 which starred Jackie Richardson (Canadian jazz icon) and Jeremiah Sparks (Mustafa in The Lion King). Woods can be seen/heard in the Words Aloud festival in Durham, Ontario in November.

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Matthew G. Brown is a Dora Mava Moore Award winning Actor. A graduate of the Randolph Academy where he completed the triple threat program and an alumni of the Canadian Film Centre Actors Conservatory in Toronto. He has been singing, dancing and acting most of his life. Born in Toronto , of Jamaican descent and he began his musical training at the age of five; studying piano, drums, voice, and musical theatre at the Dixon Hall Music School. At 16 Matthew began to work professionally in Film and TV, Appearing in Color of Friendship and Good Fences (Starring Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover). Matthew has performed on stages across Canada including the Manitoba Theatre Centre Mainstage, The Toronto Centre for the Arts, The St Lawrence Centre in Toronto and both the Avon Theatre & Festival theatre in Stratford. He’s also done a variety of Film & TV. Selected Theatre: Wizard of Oz, Jacob Two Two meets the Hooded Fang, To Kill A Mockingbird, Cinderella: A RATtical retelling, Seussical! A Musical (YPT), I Think I Can (YPT, National Arts Centre) Grey Gardens (Acting Up-stage) The WHO’s: Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof (Stratford Festival), The Postman (Panamainia, David Ferry), Killer Business (Next Stage Festival) Hair (The Grand), Jersey Boys (Dancap, Dodgers), Dreamgirls (Theatre Aquarius, MTC), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Canadian Stage), 5 Guys Named Moe (Theatre Cambridge). Selected film & TV Credits: Gridlocked (Hackybox Pictures) The Kennedys (History Television), Dark Matter (SYFY/Space) Open Heart (YTV), Odd Squad (PBS), Hailstorm (CFC) Instant Star (CTV) Rattan, (CFC) MR D (CBC), Rookie Blue (Global). Awards: Best ensemble- Wizard of Oz (YPT), Best Ensemble-Cinderella: A RATicall retelling (YPT).