Events in Miramichi

2016 Miramichi Events

My Name is Dakhel Faraj (play) - FREE


May 27, 2016, 7-9PM, Vogue Theatre




My Name is Dakhel Faraj is the true story of an Iraqi refugee now living in Kitchener, who lived under Saddam Hussein’s regime and witnessed the killing of some of his own children and father by US soldiers during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.  The play celebrates life, love, family, art, and condemns war.

Dakhel’s story reflects the lives of many Arab refugees who came to Canada and other countries during the war on Iraq. This unique production is told polyphonically in English, Arabic, and American Sign Language by three actors each representing Dakhel Faraj. The three Dakhels tell the narrative in collaboration and cooperation, and tell most of the story in each language – but certain things are left out, and nuances are unique to each voice. The element of challenge in this presentation is partially about not getting the whole story when people ‘think’ they understand a situation, a distant conflict, or what it is like to be a refugee or an immigrant.

My Name is Dakhel Faraj was written and directed by Syrian-Canadian theatre artist Nada Humsi, based on interviews with Dakhel Faraj.

KW-ACT is a collective of immigrant and refugee artists, which has been active since 2012 with support from the Kitchener-based multicultural theatre company MT Space.



Month of May




1. A Celebration and Tribute to Lebanese Folklore & the Miramichi Lebanese Community


Date Friday, May 22nd
Time 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Location St. Mary's Parish Hall, 360 Newcastle Blvd
Admission $10 

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, the MRMA is host to a special Gala night to celebrate the Miramichi Lebanese community and its contributions to the region since the 1880s. Charles Asoyuf, local historian, will present a historical photo montage of the Lebanese, followed by talks from historian Barry MacKenzie and journalist David Cadogan on the impact of Lebanese immigrants on the Maritimes. Crafts, food, and recope cards will also be shared. The evening will conclude with an hour of high energy folkloric dance and music from Montreal's Troupe Layalina.


For more information contact Sandra Bunting, Executive Director, MRMA: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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