Monthly Archives: March 2013

Our Season Comes to a Close

What a wonderful way to wrap up our season! The closing weekend of Bashir Lazhar brought sold-out houses to a poignant piece put on by fantastic artists. Bravo to our team, and thankyou to our patrons and sponsors.   We would like to extend a special thanks to our season sponsors: The Winnipeg Foundation, Assiniboine […]

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Moderated Discussion: Bashir Lazhar: A Portrait of the Immigrant Experience

Theatre Projects Manitoba (TPM) is pleased to host a forum to discuss the refugee experience in Manitoba as part of its current production, Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Chenelière. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm Winnipeg Free Press News Café – 237 McDermot Avenue Moderated by Sean Kavanagh, CBC Manitoba Panelists: Abdikheir Ahmed– […]

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CBC Review: “Bashir Lazhar” offers rewarding lessons in life, loss, and hope

Joff Schmidt, CBC Manitoba There’s something sadly, terrifyingly beautiful in the set the greets the audience entering Theatre Projects Manitoba’s production of Bashir Lazhar. A twisted wreck of school desks, bright orange plastic chairs, and the remnants of window frames, it’s a scene that implies something unthinkable has happened – and yet also suggests the […]

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“This play stays with you like that special teacher you never forget”

The Winnipeg Free Press review is in: Four & a half stars!  “Deceptively simple but deeply affecting” “David Adam’s delivers an exceptional understated performance!” At first glance at the spectacular set of the stage drama Bashir Lazhar, it looks like a bomb has gone off in the classroom of a French-langauge school in Montreal. For […]

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Refugee Panel Discussion

Do you wonder what the experience of Refugees in our province is like?  We do!  Bashir Lazhar gives us the story of a political refugee seeking asylum in Canada – in his case, Montreal, Quebec.  We see it isn’t easy going, but it’s somewhat familiar to the audience – we are, after all, a nation […]

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Bashir Lazhar Preview by Leif Norman

We are so pleased with our preview video for Bashir Lazhar, you’d think it was everyone’s birthday around here! Leif Norman put together the following cinescape of scenes from Bashir Lazhar along with a short interview with director, Ann Hodges. Check it out!  

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Introducing. . .David Adams!

We are delighted to have imported David Adams all the way from Vancouver, BC to take the starring role of Bashir Lazhar. David is a jolly, gregarious, kind and talented fellow, and we are so lucky to be working with him! We managed to grab David for quick e-chat earlier this winter, while he was […]

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