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I Carry Your Heart With Me ()

Produced by

Egg Theatre

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Michelle Martin
Director: Lynna Goldhar Smith


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


July 7th, 2023 – July 16th, 2023


i carry your heart with me is a play about my beloved mom, Cecile Martin, who died of breast cancer in 1980 when she was 36 years old, I was 12.

The centrepiece of the play is a recording of a speech she gave to oncologists at the when she was receiving chemotherapy treatments.

Interwoven is my story of grief and loss, living with a mother-sized hole in my heart, ultimately learning to let go, find peace, acceptance and joy at getting to know her all over again as an adult. (


Michelle Martin Performer

Creative Team

Michelle Martin Playwright
Lynna Goldhar Smith Director
Keagan Elrick Lighting Designer
Candelario Andrade Sound Designer
Candelario Andrade Projection Designer
Araceli Ferrara Dramaturge


Ndola Hutton Stage Manager
Araceli Ferrara Marketing