From a media release:
ACTS OF FAITH
by David Yee
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino
Starring Natasha Mumba
November 19 – 28, 2020 @ 7:30PM
Streamed live for 6 performances
Free of charge
TORONTO (October 19, 2020) - To kick off its groundbreaking 2020/21 season, Factory presents the world premiere of acts of faith, by multi-award winning Asian Canadian playwright David Yee, directed by Nina Lee Aquino, and starring Natasha Mumba. Written specifically to be performed for a digital platform, acts of faith will stream live to audiences at home for six performances, November 19-28, 2020.
Thanks to the generous support of the TD Bank Group, admission is being offered entirely free of charge to audiences across the country and beyond.
acts of faith tells a story about the power of faith, the inescapable persistence of our online identities, and the nature of truth in a digital age. The story follows Faith, a young woman who gets mistaken for a prophet. When a questionable religious leader attempts to take advantage of her, she begins using her ‘gift’ to right wrongs and punish the wicked.
As her spiritual notoriety grows, her own faith gradually erodes, driving her away from her home, the church, and all the secrets those places hold. Her quest for truth amidst an overabundance of facts and faiths is a timely meditation on how we construct our realities and how the things we have faith in are so easily believed while almost effortlessly falsified. Far from home, Faith will come up against the ultimate test of her beliefs, her resolve… and the extraordinary questions of who, what and why we forgive.
- Admission is free of charge, however audiences will have to register in advance on Factory Theatre’s website to secure a spot for their preferred performance night at this link.
- Information on how to access the livestreamed performance will be sent out to registered audience members via email 24 hrs before the performance.
- acts of faith will be performed for six nights - November 19, 20, 21 & 26, 27, 28 at 7:30PM.
- Each show is performed live and will be streamed to registered audience members watching from home via Factory Theatre’s website.
With a string of firsts in Asian Canadian theatre, Nina Lee Aquino (director) was the founding Artistic Director of fu-GEN Asian Canadian theatre company, organized the first Asian Canadian theatre conference, edited the first (2-volume) Asian Canadian play anthology, and co-edited the first (award-winning) book on Asian Canadian theatre. She became Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre, currently holds the same position at Factory Theatre and is now the youngest President of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres.
Natasha Mumba (actor) was born in Kalulushi, Zambia and is currently based in Toronto. She graduated from The National Theatre School of Canada and credits include Factory Theatre, Canadian Stage, Shaw Festival, Obsidian Theatre and The Citadel.