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Hiraeth ()

Produced by

The Hiraeth Collective

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Creator: Mandy E. MacLean
Director: Leah Holder
Performer: Mandy E. MacLean


Toronto Media Arts Centre – Gamma Workspace


August 10th, 2019 – August 17th, 2019


Today, in an unnamed group, it’s the woman’s turn to speak. In an intimate and participatory solo performance, you are whisked back to 1999. As one woman encounters her younger self, the fear that surrounded Y2K, one large marine creature, and the soundscape of who she once was, you are asked to become responsive and responsible as she confronts her imagined past and reconciles her feelings of “hiraeth”– a longing for home. (


Mandy E. MacLean Performer

Creative Team

Mandy E. MacLean Creator
Leah Holder Director (Summerworks)
Leah Holder Dramaturge
Varrick Grimes Original Director
Logan Cracknell Lighting Designer


Georgia Priestley-Brown Stage Manager
Paul de Jong Vocal Coach
Emma Westray Producer