Just For A Moment’s Final Show and Closing Reception

Today is our final show, so make sure you don’t miss the moment!

Just For a Moment

Written and directed by Tien Providence
Featuring Nawa Nicole Simon and Raïs Muoi,
Production Crew Mali Docuvixen Folasade Akintola

Tickets in advance $20 dollars
Buy your Tickets now >> http://justforamoment2016.brownpapertickets.com
or Reserve at the Door: thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com
$25 dollars at the Door

Last Show
Sunday, March 6th 2pm
Closing Reception

At Pia Bouman Theatre
Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement
6 Noble Street, Toronto, Ontario M6K 2C6
(Queen and Dufferin)

David & Monique were once lovers who made promise to each other that were meant to be kept. Monique sure thought so. David wanted too, but also had another dream. Fifteen years later in a garden trying to find out what went wrong. Can they get back to love!

David comes to Canada to pursue a career as Painter. So during the ten day run we are having an Exhibition for Artists 4 Artists which begins on our Opening Night until Closing our Closing Reception, February 25th to March 6th. We are invite our audience to view a selection of paintings and photographs by African/Caribbean Canadian Artists in the gallery at Pia Bouman Theatre Lobby.

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The artists who were showcased:

Sharrine Francis
Sandra Brewster
Jabari Elicser Elliot
Diaspora Travels: a docuvixen film

Today is our Closing Reception for the Play as well as the Art exhibit. 
4pm

Full Information on Artists >> Link

Full Press Release: Link

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Email:
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Media contact: Tien Providence: tienadpro@gmail.com 647 238 1248 And/ Or Malinda Francis thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com or directly at docuvixenfilm@gmail.com

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This is our Final Weekend!!!

This is our final weekend make sure you don’t miss the moment.

Just For a Moment

Written and directed by Tien Providence
Featuring Nawa Nicole Simon and Raïs Muoi,
Production Crew Mali Docuvixen Folasade Akintola
Buy your Tickets now >> http://justforamoment2016.brownpapertickets.com

Last 2 shows
Saturday, March 5th 8pm
Sunday, March 6th 2pm
Closing Reception

At Pia Bouman Theatre
Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement
6 Noble Street, Toronto, Ontario M6K 2C6
(Queen and Dufferin)

 

David & Monique were once lovers who made promise to each other that were meant to be kept. Monique sure thought so. David wanted too, but also had another dream. Fifteen years later in a garden trying to find out what went wrong. Can they get back to love!

David comes to Canada to pursue a career as Painter. So during the ten day run we are having an Exhibition for Artists 3 Artists which begins on our Opening Night until Closing our Closing Reception, February 25th to March 6th. We are invite our audience to view a selection of paintings and photographs by African/Caribbean Canadian Artists in the gallery at Pia Bouman Theatre Lobby.

The artists who will be showcased are:

Sharrine Francis
Sandra Brewster
Jabari Elicser Elliot
Diaspora Travels: a docuvixen film

Full Information on Artists >> Link

Full Press Release: Link

Support our Go Fund Me >> Link

For More Information:
https://thingsfallingapartevents.wordpress.com/

Email:
thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com

Facebook Page: Things Falling Apart

Facebook Event Link: Just For A Moment

Brown Paper Tickets:
http://justforamoment2016.brownpapertickets.com/

Media contact: Tien Providence: tienadpro@gmail.com 647 238 1248 And/ Or Malinda Francis thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com or directly at docuvixenfilm@gmail.com

Show Dates and Times.

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THE PRODUCTION RUN IS of Just For A Moment UNDERWAY.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES

Thursday, February 25th 8pm
Friday, February 26th 8pm
Saturday, February 27th 8pm
Sunday, February 28th 2pm
Tuesday, March 1st, 8pm
Wednesday, March 2nd, 8pm
Thursday, March 3rd, 8pm
Friday, March 4th, 8pm
Saturday, March 5th, 8pm
Sunday, March 6th, 2pm
Closing Reception Play/Artshow 4pm Lobby Gallery

$20 dollars in advance
$25 at the door

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Just for A Moment Art Show

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The Artists

In Just For A Moment, David leaves his island home of St.Vincent to Canada to pursue his Career as an Artist, so during the ten day run we are giving space to for Artists and on our Opening Night, along with a Reception for the Play we are invite our to view a selection of painting by African/Caribbean Canadian Artists in the gallery at Pia Bouman Theatre Lobby. We are having out Closing Reception March 6th. The artists who will be showcased are: 

Sharrine Francis

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Born and raised in Toronto, I’ve been able to draw from this city to cultivate a diverse backdrop. Inspired by the multi-cultural fabric that is this city, I explore the many distinct and unique faces that yearn for light. I’m drawn to the kind of art that tells of an inner struggle, a conversation with oneself, eager for inner peace. I try to comment on the state of our society without being cautious or judgmental, allowing the viewer to interpret what they will. My intention is to inspire and encourage dialogue about any and every emotion.

Website: http://causticsplendor.tumblr.com/

Sandra Brewster

sandraSandra Brewster is a multi-media artist creating work that engages issues of race, identity, representation and memory. She is particularly interested in the generation of people of African descent who arrived from the Caribbean during the migration influx of the 1960′s and 70′s. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from York University and is a recipient of grants from the Toronto, Ontario and Canada art councils. Her work has been published in Of Note Magazine, The Walrus, Small Axe, Chimurenga Magazine, Mix Magazine and NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, among others. Recent venues where her work has been exhibited include, in Trinidad and Tobago: Alice Yard, Port of Spain; in Ontario: Georgia Scherman Projects and A Space Gallery, in Toronto; Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo and The Print Studio in Hamilton; in England: SPACE, in London; and in the States: Five Myles Gallery, New York. Sandra’s practice also includes work as an arts educator/community arts facilitator and she has coordinated numerous exhibitions involving local Toronto artists.

Website: http://sandrabrewster.com/

Jabari (Elicser) Elliot

Toronto has a few well known ‘graffiti alleys’ that have become destinations for locals to visit again and again to enjoy the artwork by the variety ELICSERJalaniMorgan4of graffiti artists who treat the surrounding walls as their canvases. These outdoor all access galleries are spread around the city and one of the artists whose work you can’t miss inthe alleys around town is Jabari Elliott – better known as elicser. As well as a prominent Graffiti Artist, he is also a illustrator, animator, and painter. Jabrari also work with his father Walter on the Set Design Team for Just For a Moment.

Website: http://www.elicser.com

The Diaspora Travels: Haiti -Malinda Francis (a docuvixen film)

In Haiti Ongoing Feature Film in development as well as a Multi-Media Project that Investigates the barriers preventing resources from reaching those who most need them. Uncovering roles that Haitians and Diasporic Haitians play in the`Reconstruction’.  The multi-media project follows the migrati11893745_1643918122519223_7012099509794465834_oon stories of throughout the Diaspora.

The Director/Producer being Malinda Francis (a docuvixen film) who has been following the Haitian Diaspora since the January 12, 2010 Earthquake, her focus is migration stories of the Black, Caribbean, and African Diaspora.

Website: http://thediasporatravelshaiti.wordpress.com

Additions to the Team

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Just For A Moment

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Just For A Moment 2016

David & Monique were once lovers who made promise to each other that were meant to be kept. Monique sure thought so. David wanted too, but also had another dream. Fifteen years later they are in a garden trying to find out what went wrong. Can they get back to love!

Just For A Moment is the story Of David Phillips an aspiring painter who leaves his Island home and His fiancée Monique Wilson and travel to Toronto to follow his dream of becoming a world Renown Painter. He arrives in the cold North with a pocketful of dreams and a head full of hope.

Soon the reality of North American life hits him and he struggle to make ends meet.

In his despair he fails to keep in touch with Monique, citing that he could not find the words to explain his predicament.

15 years has passed and he is home with his first art exhibition and a burning desire to see Monique.

In His Words: “I have to; she haunts me.”

Just For A Moment Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1665587446999464/

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Playing the roles of David and Monique are two of Toronto finest Thespians.

12633668_1046641998710237_3308570159989874635_oDavid Philips is played by Rais Muoi . Born in Nairobi Kenya. Muoi has practiced theatre throughout his life, embracing the tenets of African Theatre Storytelling, music, dance, poetry clown and more.

He has graced the Toronto stage in many productions including: I Marcus Garvey, he played multiple roles in that production. He also appeared as a soldier in Obsidian’s theatre production Of Ruined at Canstage. He was a member of the cast of Expect Theatres’ production Awake at the Toronto Fringe and Next Stage Festivals. Muoi also spent some time working as the Artistic Director of The African Theatre Ensemble.

12646873_1045981265442977_1366008721775142365_oNawa Nicole Simon is a Dora Nominated Actress who has been seen on the Toronto stage in many productions including Little Red Theatre Production of Darkness And The Butterfly and Tales Of Anansi and the Spider. Hart House The Whole Dip. She performed In Umoja at the Elgin Theatre. Danced with Can Afric Theatre in Quebec City. She has toured with Mixed Company Theatre and Expect Theatre. Worked with Mad Science Production in Florida. She was nominated for a Dora for her work in New Harlem Theatre Production Gas Girls.

Things Falling Apart Theatre was created in 2013 and had its’ inaugural production The Session Written and Directed by Tien Providence and Featuring Joella Crichton in November of that year. Things Falling Apart is theatre company is a collaborative of artists who want produce works of African Caribbean Canadian writers who are looking to populate the stages across Toronto and beyond. The Founders include Malinda Francis and Tien Providence.

Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 6.08.42 AM.pngMalinda Francis is a experience in the art includes primarily a filmmaker, editor, and radio host. Her First aim is to collaborate with as many artists, musicians, djs, alternative, educators, community builders that is physically possible, and her second aim is to create and build new collaborative and collective structures to better enable independent artists to work and profit together off there own work, her aim is to support independent art across disciplines.

12029743_1663571810552946_7883295167455657839_oTien Providence has worked and produced theatre since moving to Ontario Canada in the 90’s. He has worked within the Caribbean community and specifically with The St Vincent Cultural group; Writing Directing and producing many of their theatrical community projects, as well as covering the Theatre scene on his radio show Stage Left on Radio Regent.

Folasade Akintola – Stage Manager

108cb76f-a63a-435a-907a-db4f706e744eSade was born in London England and later moved to Birmingham with her family. With a background in Sociology Sade spent a year working for a Charity that rehoused homeless people with drug addictions.

While growing up in Birmingham Sade’s love for the arts grew as she became involved with a few amateur church performances where she had the chance to be centre stage. Through this she became passionate about music and taught herself to play the guitar.

After recently moving to Toronto with her sister she has stayed close to the things she loves and works in a music store. Sade is new to working in Theatre and is really excited to be a part of this project with Things Falling Apart Theatre Company celebrating African Caribbean theatre.

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Walter Elliot – Set Designer

Walter is a former Dancer and Performer with Black Theatre Montreal. He has been a long time mas camp costumer designer. He has been a theatre set designer at Luther Hansaraj Theatre Productions for the production of “Just For a Moment”. He works with  TDSB as an educator, and he works at the Bay as a Window Dresser. He is the Set Designer for Things For A Moment Feb-25-March 6th 2016.

Tyrone MacLean-Wilson – Graphic Designer
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Tyrone MacLean-Wilson has been using multi-media as a way to engage communities with the art of design and web access for the past 12 years. A graduate of the George Brown College Graphics Design program, he holds an advanced diploma in web and print design as well as video editing. Working as an audio and video editor in the Regent Park community, he also combinds all multi-media formats to help promote organziations, events, causes, small businesses and artists.

 

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Things Falling Apart Theatre was created in 2013 and had its’ inaugural production The Session Written and Directed by Tien Providence  and Featuring Joella Crichton in November of that year.  Things Falling Apart is theatre company is a collaborative of artists who want produce works of African Caribbean Canadian writers who are looking to populate the stages across Toronto and beyond. The Founders include Malinda Francis and Tien Providence.

Please Support the Campaign!
Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/thingsfallingapart

For More Information: thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com

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Meet Things Falling Apart, Join the Team.

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Things Fallings Apart is a Theatre Company that produces original works of African Canadian Caribbean writers who are looking to populate the stages of Toronto Theatres with their works.

We  are looking for folks to join the collaborative if you are in interested in joining the team contact us, we have two upcoming productions in the Winter and Spring.  Just for a Moment  and The Session both plays are written and directed by Tien Providence.

If you are interested contact us: thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com or Tien Providence  directly at tienadpro@gmail.com.

Team:

Tien Providence: Playwright, Director:

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Tien has worked and produced theatre since moving to Ontario Canada in the 90’s.

He has worked within the Caribbean community and specifically with The St Vincent Cultural group; Writing Directing and producing many of their theatrical community projects.

During the mid nineties he worked with the Annex Theatre group directing the Play “Weeds” By Tom Zeliger for the company at the Annex Theatre.

In 1995 his monologue “Blues For My Grandfather” which he directed was a part of the Alumnae Theater’s annual New Idea’s festival.  The monologue was published by the playwright’s Union of Canada in their anthology entitled Beyond The Pale in 1996

In 1997 his play “Back Home“first edition was played on the outdoor stage an experiment for the Fringe Festival at that time.  Tien directed himself in that role.

In 1999 he became writer in Resident at the St Chad’s Theatre and his play “Just For A Moment was produced.  It was directed by Luther Hansaraj.  It ran for two months playing Thursdays to Sunday.

Earlier that year he directed his first short film as The Pickup as part of the ON The Fly Festival.  The short was shown at the Bloor Cinema.

In the next decade Tien continued doing work in the field of theatre, trying to get his work on stage.  A workshop version of The Session at that time named Roxanne was read at a Caribbean theatre festival.

A new version of his play Back Home played in the 2003 Fringe Festival at the Artword Theatre, he directed.

Just For A Moment Runs this Winter: link

Malinda Francis: Producer / Video Design / Social Media

Malinda is a experience in the art includes primarily a filmmaker, editor, and radio host. http://journalsofadocuvixen.wordpress.com, which the aim is to collaborate with as many artists, musicians, djs, alternative, educators, community builders that is physically possible, in doing so telling the untold story, as well as producing Images that mobilize.

Malinda tells visual stories that derive form her experience as well tries to communicate and conne12141733_921066397965472_184005296413956610_nct with others within her community, and independent filmmaker. She works on her own projects and various community media initiatives, the themes that she explore3s in her work are about urban living as well as migration stories. As a filmmaker, my art is embedded in my community. Media must work towards social justice, build community and create solutions to our problems.

Malinda was also part of a Theatre Collective called the Movement Project: How We Forget Here (a play in migration and memory), which was an multi-media interactive Play, where the audience is taken through customs, and through a plane ride to Toronto, on Eagle Airlines. Blog TO:  aim was to connect the Indigenous with the Diaspora.

As a filmmaker she is working on a film which is currently still in productions called The Diaspora Travels: Haiti http://thediasporatravelshaiti.wordpress.com , which investigates the barriers preventing resources from reaching those who most need them and uncovers the role that the Diasporic Haitians play in the “Reconstruction.”

As an artist she believes in creating space for stories of Black/Caribbean and African Diaspora.  Her Blog Journals of a Docuvixen is a blog about community centred film, video and digital production and its goal is to support artists and communities to become self-sustaining and autonomous.is telling untold stories by any means necessary, and working to support artists an communities to become self- sustaining and autonomous.

Just For A Moment Runs this Winter

JUST FOR A MOMENT

Just for a Moment is a play mainly set in a Caribbean Garden. The opening Act is set in an art gallery. It is the story of David a painter who leaves his fiancée Monique and his home in the Caribbean to follow his dream of becoming a world recognized artist. He settles in Toronto.

15 years later he is home with his first exhibition. He is married, but feels he must somehow explain to Monique what happened to all the promises he had made to her and broke over the years.

They meet a day after the exhibition closes.  She wants nothing to do with him, he wants to explain.

He manages to have her agree to listen to him and to meet in the Botanical Gardens. A place where they had spent many of their younger days loving each other

Their meeting is filled with flashes of beautiful memories, anger and pain. They fight both spiritually and physically to get past the love they once had for each other.

Tickets will be on sale soon, for more information email us at thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com

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Tien Providence Writer/Director

We are looking for a Stage Manager

THINGS FALLING APART THEATRE COMPANY

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Is looking for a Stage Manager to work on their 2nd production.

JUST FOR A MOMENT:
Oct 29th and runs to Nov 8th.
At The Pia Bouman Theatre
6 Noble St (Queen & Dufferin)

Just for a Moment is a play mainly set in a Caribbean Garden. The opening Act is set in an art gallery. It is the story of David a painter who leaves his fiancée Monique and his home in the Caribbean to follow his dream of becoming a world recognized artist. He settles in Toronto.

15 years later he is home with his first exhibition. He is married, but feels he must somehow explain to Monique what happened to all the promises he had made to her and broke over the years.

They meet a day after the exhibition closes.  She wants nothing to do with him, he wants to explain.

He manages to have her agree to listen to him and to meet in the Botanical Gardens. A place where they had spent many of their younger days loving each other

Their meeting is filled with flashes of beautiful memories, anger and pain. They fight both spiritually and physically to get past the love they once had for each other.

This is an indie production and work collectively, so there will be a honorarium and profit sharing options for real Inquiries please Email Tien at tienadpro@gmail.com cc: Malinda at thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com, Attn: Stage Manager or call Tien at 647 238 1248.

Things Falling Apart Theatre Presents:

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A Reading of
Just For A Moment

A play written
by Tien Providence

At BlakBird Lounge
812 Bloor St
Just East of Ossington

Doors open at 6.30pm
Reading at 7.pm
Donation $5.00 or PWYC

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Actors Reading:

Rais Muoi

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Rais Muoi Actor/Producer – As a native of a continent that is engaging the rest of the world on rapidly changing terms, Muoi is especially proud to present African content to the world. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Muoi has enjoyed a front row seat of both an African and now a Canadian perspective as he celebrates a decade in Toronto. The tradition of oral literature that dates back millennia is a tried and true system of learning, sharing and living; not only on the African continent but with many indigenous peoples of the world. Muoi has practiced theatre throughout his life embracing the tenets of African theatre of storytelling, music, dance, poetry, clown and more to perform basic but crucial chores such as baby-sitting his siblings to tackling sensitive issues such as spreading the word about violence against women in Kenya.

As a freelance Producer currently working with African Women Acting where he is also a co-Founder, Muoi now employs his leadership skills to guide the organization and by extension Canada and Africa in the direction of collaboration and sharing to promote African art, artists and their cultural inspiration across the world beginning with Canada. With Muoi’s contribution, African Women Acting is poised to produce a number of projects that will have international impact and bring the local indigenous African artistic reality to a global audience and vice versa.

Dienye Waboso

dienye-wabosoDienye Waboso was born in London, Ontario, but spent the next 16 years in Nigeria, West Africa. When she returned to Canada, she graduated from the renowned Theatre Performance program at Humber where she starred in roles such as Audrey in Shakespeare’s As You Like It and as Irina in Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Since then, Dienye has played roles such as Puck in Shakespeare-in-Action’s adaptation of A Midsummer Nights Dream, Memory in Theatre Direct’s Binti’s Journey, Gigi in New Harlem’s production, Gas Girls and, most recently, Beka in Volcano Theatre’s Africa Trilogy Shine your Eye at Luminato in June 2010.