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Luminato Festival Toronto presents Ian Kamau’s Loss, produced by The Theatre Centre
Photo of Ian Kamau by Milca Kuflu


Written by Ian Kamau and his father Roger McTair, Loss is a live-arts, multi-media performance and installation that explores the trauma of loss in Afro-Caribbean communities.

This intergenerational family story begins with Ian’s own winter of depression and slowly unravels the mystery surrounding the death of Ian’s paternal grandmother Nora Elutha Rogers. Featuring live music, video, and storytelling in an immersive and intimate experience, Loss is a healing ritual shared with the audience.

Loss was developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre.

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World Premiere

June 13, 2023
June 14, 2023
June 15, 2023
June 16, 2023
June 17, 2023
June 18, 2023

Dates are subject to change


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Ian Kamau, Creator and Performer
Ian Kamau & Roger McTair, Writers
Tiffany Hsuing, Filmmaker
Jeremy Mimnagh, Video Designer
Nicholas Murray, Sound Designer
Bruce Russell, Composer
Environment Designer, Javid Jah
Shawn Henry, Lighting Designer
Aislinn Rose, Dramaturge
Rachel Penny, Producer
Beth Wong, Producer for the Theatre Centre
Daniel Bennett, Production Manager and Technical Director
Maya Royer, Associate Production Manager and Technical Director

Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre

Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council 

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