Giulia Vittoria Pancino née Babuin, 1945. Courtesy of Lillian Libralato née Pancino.
Join us and witness a touching commissioned theatre piece that explores and represents the stories in The Quiet Immigrant Project exhibit. Directed by Donna Marie Baratta with Present Danger Productions and original music created by Daniela Gassi, this theatre piece is based on The Quiet Immigrant narratives – real stories, real feelings, and real experiences. Following the theatre piece, you will have the opportunity to walk the exhibit and gallery, understanding and connecting the theatre piece to narratives. Included in this evening will be the presentation of two films; directed by Luis De Filippis we are showing “For Nonna Anna”, and directed by Nancy Spina, a documentary called “Coming to Halifax: A Conversation with Italian Women.” Also, featuring this evening is the singer/songwriter Andrea Ramolo, showcasing some of her original music, in both Italian and English.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
An homage to the brave Italian women who immigrated to Canada after WW2 and through sheer strength of character wove their way into the fabric of society. Their stories of strength, courage, determination, and sacrifice are sure to move, amuse, and captivate. The Quiet Immigrant Project is a multifaceted, multimedia, and multilayered legacy exhibit. #femmineforti
The Quiet Immigrant is presented in partnership with Myseum of Toronto as part of Myseum Intersections 2022. This project is led by Laura Libralato, Lorena McNamara, and The Quiet Immigrant Project Team with the support of Villa Charities and the JD Carrier Art Gallery in the Columbus Centre.
WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM:
Aurora Pagano, Benedetta Stellino, Ester Paris Mauro, Eleanor Buono, Patrizia Libralato, & Jen Bhatthal
JD Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre
Myseum Intersections 2022 is funded by the Government of Canada.
Myseum of Toronto is made possible with the generous support of Diane Blake and Stephen Smith.