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Keren Roberts adds to the timeline in the pre-residency workshop

Playwrights Workshop Montreal SeedPool Residency

Following a workshop in Montreal from January – March 2023, the cohort returned to the work in a SeedPool residency in July, made possible through the partnership with Playwrights Workshop Montreal and the generous support of The Cole Foundation and Conseil des Arts de Montreal.

A fresh team of co-facilitators, Julie Tamiko Manning and Nadia Myre, worked alongside Diane to draw out the interlinking stories of 8 remarkable artists coming from diverse disciplinary and cultural backgrounds.

“Creating a timeline of world events, compelling moments, and family events has truly offered me a deeper understanding and connection to my ancestors, as well as the historical context in which they lived.  It’s incredible how such a simple act can ignite discussions within my family and bring forth untold stories and experiences.  By actively exploring my family history, I not only gain an insight into the past but also establish a link to my roots and heritage.  I will continue delving into this process, as there are still many ways to uncover more about my family’s history and the people who shaped my lineage.”

-Natasha Eck, Dancer, Kemetic Yoga practitioner, educator, health advocate

Participating Artists:
Aki Matsushita
Alida Esmail
Christine Rodriguez
Jamila Shani Joseph

Jason Selman
Keren Roberts
Mon Iker
Natasha Eck
Natsumi Sophia Bellali

Playwrights Workshop Montreal
The Cole Foundation
Conseil des Arts de Montreal

Date: July 26, 2023
Location: Virtual, Montreal
Host: Playwrights Workshop Montreal
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