Prismatic Arts Festival

Body 13

Body 13

Aug 21 (8:30pm) & Aug 22 (4pm)
Alderney Landing Theatre

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Note: Adult Content, Brief Nudity

Three love stories, 
a stretch of Canadian beach, a wedding and a funeral…

Rita tries to spread the ashes of her father. Like Hamlet, she hesitates. Assaf walks up and down the beach looking for something, or looking 
for nothing. He misses a daughter and contemplates a life lost in the Lebanese civil war. Tristan from Newfoundland meets Ato from Ghana. They have nothing in common, and yet… Iman, a recent refugee from Syria, coincidentally meets her immigration officer Rae. The two women find themselves facing generational, cultural and political differences forcing them apart, or maybe pulling them together. Thomas, the grandson of a British war veteran, prepares for his speech at his best friend’s wedding.

Join us on the beach!

Body 13 tackles the politics of the sexualized body using intertwined stories of desire wherein seven differently-cultured bodies encounter one another. 
It is an examination of inter-generational, inter-gendered conflict amongst international cultures. Body 13 exists on a stretch of Canadian beach during one sunny day between a funeral in the morning and a wedding in the evening.

Using MT Space’s signature physicality and visually captivating style, Body 13 looks at characters driven by their desires – propelled forward or derailed because of love across difference.


Body 13 / Created by The Ensemble

Creative Team

Director / Majdi Bou-Matar
Workshop Playwrights / Joan Kivanda & Gary Kirkham
Dramaturgy / Ric Knowles


Badih AbouChakra
Jessalyn Broadfoot
Brad Cook appears courtesy of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
Trevor Copp
Nada Humsi
Tawiah Ben M’Carthy
Pam Patel

Musicians & Original Composition

Nick Storring (Composer) with Colin Fisher & Germaine Liu

Tech & Design

Production Stage Manager / Selin Erkaya
Set & Lighting Design / Jenny Jimenez
Costume Design / Denis Huneault-Joffre
Head Carpenter / Gary Kirkham


Andy Wright & Nicholas Cumming