Madre - a memoir is a multi-media theatre presentation on memory, guilt, and adaptation. It focuses on the story of Julia of the Many Mary's, a woman in Medellin, Colombia, who is succumbing to Alzheimer's. Her adopted daughter Angela lives in Toronto, and returns to care for her mother, but also to try to answer for both of them questions about their past before Julia no longer recognizes her.
As the scenographer I am designing in a small theatre which gives us many opportunities to exploit an intimate space. Our basic setup will be simple: a small room with a chair, framed by shelves, and a dominant mirrored surface with which to play reflections.