7th Cousins

Written and performed by Christine Brubaker and Erin Brubacher
Collaborators: Christopher Stanton, Andrea Nann, Kaitlin Hickey and Erum Khan
Nightwood Theatre presents a 7th Cousins production, in association with the Ismaili Centre and West Hill United Church

Last chance to see the cousins in Toronto!

Brubaker and Brubacher return for a final pop-up presentation of 7th Cousins! Join Erin and Christine for one of two performances in June at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto (49 Wynford Drive, North York, ON). Audience members will also have the opportunity to experience a special 30-minute tour of the beautiful Ismaili Centre, which shares a gorgeous park space with the stunning Aga Khan Museum.

June 2 at 7:00 pm (post-performance tour at 8:30 pm)
June 3 at 3:30 pm (pre-performance tour at 3:00 pm)


Nightwood is thrilled to present a series of pop-up performances by 7th Cousins throughout Toronto. This vital project asks, “How can we be together?” through both the personal and political perspective of two Canadian women who walked a 700 km journey through the Bible Belt of Pennsylvania, tracing the migration of their Mennonite ancestors. Described as an automythography, 7th Cousins explores truth and tales of a real and imagined past, present and future.

The inaugural performance on July 31, 2017 at the The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 344 SOLD OUT; and the September performances at St. Matthew’s United Church and December performances at The Emmet Ray also SOLD OUT.

Read about the cousin’s journey in this piece in CBC Arts by Lise Hosein.

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Photo of Christine Brubaker by Erin Brubacher.

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