Bridge of One Hair (April 25th to 29th, 2007)
Harbourfront Centre: Fresh Ground and New World Stage

An original musical production, growing from 3 years residency in Etobicoke, inspired by the life story and poetry of Hawa Jibril, an elderly Somali oral poet, now living in Toronto.

Nominated for a Dora award for Outstanding Costume Design

When's the last time you saw a show performed by nearly 100 people? Jumblies Theatre impressively pulls that feat off with Bridge Of One Hair, presented as part of Harbourfront Centre's New World Stage.           - (Jon Kaplan, Now Blog, April 27, '07)

ARTISTS: script, design: Ruth Howard; score: Alice Ping Yee Ho; poetry: Hawa Jibril & Duke Redbird; translation: Faduma Ahmed Alim; director & dramaturge: Faye Dupras; musical director: Erna Van Daele; choreographer: Penny Couchie; asst. directors: Noah Kenneally, Lisa Marie DiLiberto; lighting & set design: Trevor Schwellnus; installation design: Loree Lawrence; performers: Faduma Nkruma, Joqli, Zeinab Ladadhagax, Sid Bobb, Diana Tso, Shadya Yasin, Renwick Herry, Mark Daboll, Kristin Meuller-Heaslip, VIVA Youth Singers, Jublilate Singers, & many others.

PARTNERS & FUNDERS: Social Investment Fund (TCHC), Montgomery’s Inn, City of Toronto Culture Division, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, United Way of Greater Toronto, New Horizons for Seniors, Theatre Ontario, Laidlaw, Metcalf, Harbinger, Lawrence Family, J.P. Bickell & Raptors Foundations, Job Connect Ontario, Madbakh, Islington Middle School, DPNC, AGO, York University, Harbourfront Centre, Ann Southam & others.

View Bridge of One Hair Gallery.
View Bridge of One Hair process video.
View Bridge of One Hair highlights video.