Winner of the Fringe Play Prize  |  Debuting at the Vancouver Fringe Fest 2017

A performance work exploring diasporan home & identity in the face of maternal & cultural loss.

Venue: Revue Stage on Granville Island (1601 Johnson St.)

Dates & Times:
Saturday, Sept. 9, 6:20pm
Monday, Sept. 11, 7:45pm
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 8:30pm
Thursday, Sept. 14, 5pm
Saturday, Sept. 16, 12:30pm
Sunday, Sept. 17, 8pm


SUMMARYWhen their mother and grandmother suddenly die, three estranged siblings are forced to come together and pack up their childhood home. As the siblings sort through the artifacts of their family’s herstories, they are forced to confront the legacies of displacement, cultural erasure, and fragmentation that have haunted them for generations. In turn, they must rediscover one another and their desires for belonging, understanding and love.

Setting Bones is a new production from Kalik Arts, an interdisciplinary arts company committed to telling stories that centre the struggles and successes of women, queers, trans and gender nonconforming folks and people of colour – exploring the intersections of identity, history, and cultural memory.

Created by: Anoushka Ratnarajah, Kamee Abrahamian, lee williams boudakian
Dramaturgy and Collaborative Direction By: mia susan amir
Movement Direction By: Ashley Aron

Media & inquires: Anoushka Ratnarajah 604.351.6895 or


Setting Bones was developed with the assistance of PTC (Playwrights Theatre Centre) as part of the Fringe New Play Prize.

This production takes place on the unceded traditional and ancestral homelands of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.