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Canadian actor/director Alon Nashmon with popcorn kernels falling around him.

Alphonse coming to South Africa's National Arts Festival

"With the impeccable delivery of Mouawad’s writing, Nashman practices storytelling at its finest." (Edinburgh Spotlight)

"A surreal, mystical journey into the imagination, beautifully performed by Alon Nashman." (Three Weeks, UK)

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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 CHARLOTTE: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music based on the life and artwork of Charlotte Salomon. CHARLOTTE performed at the prestigious Luminato Festival in Toronto, and World Stage Design Festival in Taipei to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Charlotte Salomon's birth.

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Alon Nashman in "Kafka and Son"

Rave Review for Kafka and Son in NYC

"Nashman's tour de force performance... If the challenge of every one-man show is to sustain our attention, Nashman succeeds spectacularly."

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Alon Nashmon in "Kafka and Son"

Another New York Rave for Kafka and Son

"Whether it is Kafka’s poignant and eloquent words or Nashman’s vivid interpretation, one is never really sure when to laugh and when to cry. The experience of Kafka and Son is so intense that you find yourself hanging onto every word and every new way director Mark Cassidy has devised for the scenes to play out."

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The cast of "Charlotte"

Active Political Music Theatre Pushing Boundaries

"Wildly experimental, pushing the envelope... Works like CHARLOTTE: a Tri-Coloured Play with Music... are essential to the survival of the human spirit."

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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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