Diaspora. Home. Relations. Words like these are far more complex than mainstream conversations would have us believe. Letters Home (That I Didn’t Want to Send) is a cabaret to dig deeper, say quiet thoughts out loud, and turn a flattened portrayal of cultural background into a full, conflicting, messy picture. Tackling topics of country, nationhood, gender, sexuality, family, ethnicity, and religion, these performers are revealing brave truths through art that have historically struggled to be expressed wherever we call “home,” under the curation of Arts Commons' 2021-22 TD Incubator Fellow: hip-hop artist and filmmaker, Contra, of Cartel Madras.
Filmed live in the Engineered Air Theatre at Arts Commons as part of the 2021-22 season of Arts Commons Presents, Letters Home (That I Didn’t Want to Send) showcases a lineup of must-see names in Calgary’s indie arts scene with Alisha Ebrahim, Ariel Fuoco, Nicole Charlton Goodbrand, Tomi Nu, and visual artist Harvey Nicol.