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


Loss is a deeply honest, live retelling of an intergenerational family story, written by Ian Kamau and his father Roger McTair.

This multi-media performance begins as a mirror into a winter of depression, then slowly unravels the mystery surrounding the death of his paternal grandmother Nora Elutha Rogers. 

An orchestration of memories using live music, video, and storytelling — Loss is an exploration of grief in Afro-Caribbean communities, and an immersive experience towards healing shared with the audience.

Loss was developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre.

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World Premiere

June 14, 2023 at 8 PM
June 15, 2023 at 8 PM
June 16, 2023 at 8 PM
June 17, 2023 at 8 PM
June 17, 2023 at 2 PM
June 18, 2023 at 2 PM

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
Bruce A. 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 

And TO Live

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