Mixed Company Theatre presents SPRING MOON / 春明

Project Description

Spring Moon was a milestone production of our InterGEN Project. It was the result of an exploration of Chinese intergenerational relationships in Toronto and featured community performers and emerging artists from across the GTA. The show was created with the input of Chinese youth and seniors from Eastview Community Centre, Scadding Court Community Centre, Broadview Manor, The Phoenix Arts Academy, the Markham youth and Toronto Community Housing.

Spring Moon by Mixed Company Theatre
Photo of Mikaela Cordero, Susan Chou, Betty Chou, and Shasha Huo by Yuli Scheidt.

The Production

Based on the real-life experiences of the Toronto Chinese community, Spring Moon told the story of a resilient immigrant peoples through the eyes of three Chinese grandmothers who survived hardship and crossed oceans to give their granddaughters a better life. Although separated by differences of language, culture, and distance, the unconditional love that exists between grandmothers and their granddaughters is a connection that cannot be broken.

Spring Moon revealed to us that to find out who we are, we will have to understand where we come from. Spring Moon was performed through 5 shows at the The Citadel in Toronto ON and was presented in Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and French with Chinese and English surtitles.

After almost a year of workshops, readings and rehearsals, the three seniors who played the grandmothers – who had never been on stage before – asked us “When do we get to do this again?” This, by far, was the biggest moment of the entire project for Mixed Company Theatre! We hope to bring Spring Moon to you soon again!