Birds Make Me Think About Freedom

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L'Arche Toronto Sol Express
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Reflections on our humanity inspired by the stories of people institutionalized for having developmental disabilities, their families, and friends.

Created by L'Arche Toronto's Sol Express, in collaboration with Victoria Freeman, and our team of supporting artists: Angela Blumberg, Natalie Breton, Madeleine Brown, Katherine Duncanson, Carrie Hage, Ruth Howard, David Rawlins, Lieke van der Voort.
All in consultation with our project's survivor consultants.

Sol Express Performers: R. Boardman, Robert Gray, Nicholas Herd, Nafiz Ismail, Agnes Kenny, Michael Liu, Melissa Marshall, Irene Pollock, Andreas Prinz, Matt Rawlins, Kevin Schmidt, Cheryl Zinyk. (Volunteers: Carling Barry, Fiona Strachan, Madeline Berghardt, Joan Curran)



Al Green Theatre

750 Spadina Ave
M5S 2J2


Lead Artist
C. Barry
A. Blumberg
R. Boardman
N. Breton
M. Brown
C. Hage
V. Freeman
R. Gray
N. Herd
N. Ismail
A. Kenny
M. Liu
M. Marshall
I. Pollock
A. Prinz
D. Rawlins
M. Rawlins
K. Schmidt
L. van der Voort
C. Zinyk


An asterisk (*) denotes a performance with some form of specific accessibility provision - see below for more information. The eye icon () denotes a preview.

  Date Time
6th July 6:30pm*  
7th July 7:00pm*  
8th July 3:15pm*  
10th July 1:00pm*  
13th July 6:15pm*  
14th July 5:45pm*  
15th July 3:30pm*  
15th July 7:00pm  

Content advice

Suitable for all agesAudio descriptionAssisted Hearing DevicesTAD SeatingSign LanguageTouch TourTouch BookRelaxed Performance

This show will touch on sensitive material regarding institutional mistreatment.

Accessibility information

Friday, July 6th,6:30 pm - Open Audio Description
Sunday, July 8, 3:15 pm - Relaxed performance
Tuesday, July 10, 1:00 pm - ASL & Relaxed performance
Friday, July 13, 6:15 pm - Open Audio Description
Sunday, July 15, 3:30 pm - ASL

Touch tour table available 30 minutes before all performances.

Tactile Audio Display (TAD) seating is available at all performances from July 8th to 15th. TAD channels the performance's audio into vibrations that can felt through cushions placed on the regular theatre seats. Seating can be reserved through the box office.

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