Intermission is hosting creative and critical responses to select shows from Soulpepper’s Around the World in 80 Plays as a part of the Taking on the World mentorship program for emerging IBPOC artists and arts writers. Taking on the World is a partnership between Intermission, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Brock University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Windsor, with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
This piece tracks my process of understanding. Where what I know turns out is not nearly enough. Sit with me as I learn from my mother and my aunties. As I connect my histories to worlds I already know.
Semi-autobiographical. Mostly educational. Feel free to take breaks, I know I had to.
Thank you to my mother, Adepeju King, her older sister: Adenike Adedoyin Ajayi & the eldest daughter: Moradeun Adedoyin-Solarin.
& to myself, really.
Around the World in 80 Plays runs until June 30 on Soulpepper’s website. For tickets and more information, click here.