Michele and Dean with director Tim Supple on Luminato panel at the Art Gallery of Ontario

One Thousand and One Nights director Tim Supple is just one of the internationally acclaimed artists appearing on the panel

Many of the shows at this year’s Luminato Festival are adaptions or updates of classic older texts. Obviously Lu Xun Blossoms as an adaptation of a series of short stories by early 20th Century Chinese writer Lu Xun fits into this category, but there are others:

Tim Supple is using a new translation of an ancient Arabic text to create One Thousand and One Nights, director Graham McLaren is creating Andromache – Evie Christie’s adaptation of the 17th Century French classic Racine, which is itself inspired by an ancient Greek text.

What about these stories makes them timeless? What makes them relevant? What are the challenges of bringing a new take to a modern narrative?

Tim Supple, Evie Christie, Michele Smith, Dean Gilmour and special guest Muhsin al-Musawi (Professor of Arabic Literature at Columbia University and one of the Arab world’s leading literary critics) join moderator and Canadian Stage Artistic Director Matthew Jocelyn at the Art Gallery of Ontario on June 18 to discuss these questions and more:

June 18 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
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1 hour and 30 minutes, including Q&A

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