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Czech composer Ales Brezina, British director/scenographer Pamela Howard, and Alon Nashmon

Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music

Czech composer Ales Brezina, British director/scenographer Pamela Howard, and Alon prepare for the first public performance of Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music based on the life and artwork of Charlotte Salomon, born in Berlin a hundred years ago. Charlotte will perform in a concert version June 1, 2017 in the gorgeous Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston.

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Charlotte production drawing

Fleshy, adorable and complex: new voice for work of Charlotte Salomon

A show about the painter Charlotte Salomon throws fresh light on her tragic family history. On the eve of the artist’s centenary, Judi Herman speaks to the production’s co-creators

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Alon Nashmon in "Hirsch"

Two Lives: Intoxicated by Theater

Mr. Nashman depicts Hirsch recalling a harrowing story in which soldiers forced members of his synagogue to whitewash the stars from the ceiling, then dragged the rabbi into the street and slit his throat. Adrift in the tumult of postwar Europe, the teenage Hirsch eventually was adopted by a Canadian family in Winnipeg, where his career in the theater eventually took off.

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Alon Nashmon and Hakan Silahsizoglu

Kafka and Son

Kafka and Son made a huge impression at two venues in Turkey, where it resonated on both the personal and political levels in the weeks leading up to the recent referendum. This photo of Alon and producer/collaborator Hakan Silahsizoglu was taken before a sold-out performance with an intensely-engaged audience at Atasehir International Theatre Festival in Istanbul.

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Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music

Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music

Don't miss CHARLOTTE: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music coming to Toronto for three work-in-progress performances as part of LUMINATO Festival, June 16 - 18.

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Maggie Smith and Alon Nashmon

Alon Nashman takes Kafka and Son and Hirsch on the road

Touring is a big part of what THEATURTLE does, and the international conversations enrich our work in Toronto. This Martin Knelman article predated a couple of European tours, which originated in the kaleidescopic Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Photo above is of Dame Maggie Smith with Alon after a performance of Hirsch.

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