FOLDA 2021

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June 10, 2021

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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Speculation by Leslie Ting 

Thursday, June 10 at 8:00PM EDT (10PM ADT / 7PM MDT / 6PM PDT)

Speculation takes the audience through stages of grief, vision loss and silence. The music of Beethoven and John Cage, and experimental projections accompany an immersive storytelling of the artist Leslie Ting’s witnessing of her mother’s vision loss and eventual passing.

Ting brings her unique experience as a former optometrist and now a professional violinist, by interweaving a monologue with live performances to tell this mother-daughter story of loss and listening.

In this digital re-imagination of Speculation, the production has brought on experimental filmmakers Elinor Svoboda and Zachary Finkelstein to explore “visual memory”.

Speculation also features performances by collaborative pianist Hye Won Cecilia Lee and is co-directed by internationally acclaimed artists Alex Bulmer and Tristan Whiston.  

*Please note: Speculation will feature both pre-recorded and live material. The live portion asks audiences to choose if they want to participate in a phone-in feature for a part of the show. This feature is ONLY possible at show time and will NOT be available for any re-streaming of the show after the live performance date. It’s important to note that this feature is totally optional and not participating does not compromise the overall experience of the show. 

4’33 by John Cage was licensed by arrangement with C.F. Peters Corporation, New York

A Theatre Passe Muraille Digital Production

Originally co-produced by Theatre Passe Muraille and Leslie Ting in partnership with NUMUS



Creator, Performer, Producer, Artistic Director, Writer: Leslie Ting

Pianist: Hye Won Cecilia Lee

Co-Director, Voice Coach, Access Consultant: Alex Bulmer

Co-Director, Dramaturge: Tristan Whiston

Lighting Designer: Patrick Lavender

Projection Designer: Amelia May Scott

Filmmaker: Elinor Svoboda & Zachary Finkelstein

Audio Engineer: Kai Masaoka

Cinematographer: Roger Galvez

Editor: Zachary Finkelstein

User Experience Designer for 4’33″: Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan

Production Manager, Associate Lighting Designer: James Kendal

Stage Manager: Giuseppe Condello

Administrative Assistance: Darren Creech

Photographer: Dahlia Katz



Founded in 1968, TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays. TPM is striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society. TPM believes there should be a more diverse representation of artists, audience members, and stories in our theatre. TPM aspires to be a leader locally, nationally and internationally in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices. We do this so that we can support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities and audiences.