The World Premiere of “New Beginnings” Comes to Winnipeg

New Beginnings is based on actual interviews with New Canadians in Winnipeg, combining stories, music, movement and humour and performed by a large, diverse cast. It explores the often conflicting situations and emotions that accompany the transition to a new land with inclusion of perspectives of Indigenous people towards the arrival of those from other places.

World Premiere
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at the University of Winnipeg)
May 22 at 7pm
May 23 at 1pm SOLD OUT*
May 24 at 7pm
May 25 at 9pm with ASL Interpretation
May 26 at 4pm followed by a community feast with food provided by Viena do Castelo
May 27 at 7pm come early for a community feast with food provided by Gohe Ethiopian Restaurant
and Baraka Pita Bakery & Restaurant

Witness the coming together of a diverse range of artists, community members, recent newcomers and established immigrants.

Through the use of dance, music, visual art and storytelling they will come together to explore the themes of displacement and resettlement.

The amazing group of core artists include:
Gerry Atwell
Brenda Gorlick
Lindsay Johnson
Cherissa Richards
Snow Angel Films (Nilufer and Saira Rahman)
Emily Solstice

Featuring: Vincenzo Alberto, Bosun Amao, Savannah Boyko, Jonathan Chipalata, Olaolu Fayokun, Anthony Ferens, Dagmawit Habtemariam, Gertrude Hambira, Kristy Janvier, Reena Jolly, Melissa Langdon, Sydney Macfarlane, Mpho Mambira, Alanna McPherson, Simba Meng, Ahmad Msheamesh, Denisse Samaniego, Anjali Sandhu

Special guest appearance by Shawnee Handel of Aboriginal School of Dance

Artwork on exhibit by Indra Skuja-Grislis, Natalia Dechevykh, Patrick Mugosa, Nadim Ado and Mannan Hamrasho

This unique production will also run in the same space as One Trunk Theatre’s new show Boundary Avenue. There will be special opportunities to see both productions. Check out ticket packages to see both productions.

*Please note that the 1pm matinee on May 23rd is currently full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact us at 204-586-2236.

Comments are closed.