No Woman’s Land

About This Project

No Woman’s Land is an evocative new work that explores real stories of women in refugee camps. Conceived and directed by Roshanak Jaberi and created with a powerhouse artistic team and an ensemble of six performers, this interdisciplinary production integrates dance, theatre and multi-media – taking audiences on a journey that reveals the plight and resistance of refugee women.


The project has been developed in collaboration with the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society (IRIS) and is based on research conducted by Doris Rajan and Dr. Shahrzad Mojab.


Creative Team

Director & Choreographer / Roshanak Jaberi
Choreographic Mentor & Artistic Advisor / Karen Kaeja
Dramaturge / Soheil Parsa
Sound Designer & Composer / Thomas Ryder Payne
Scenographer & Visual Designer / Jérôme Delapierre
Costume Designer / Cheryl Lalonde
Set Creation / Peter Benedetti
Voice Coach / Fides Krucker
Aerial Coach / Diana Lopez



Created with & Performed by / Irma Villafuerte, Nickeshia Garrick, Victoria Mata, Denise Solleza, Drew Berry, Ahmed Moneka
Contributors / Katelyn McCulloch, Elizabeth Snell, Mark Ikeda and Brittany Howlett


Production Team

Technical Director & Multi-Media Operator / Gord Simmons
Producer & Production Manager/ Laura Phillips
Administrative Producer / Miranda Forbes
Stage Manager / Tara Mohan


Research Team

Communitiy Research / Doris Rajan
Literary Research / Dr. Shahrzad Mojab
Research Assistants / Erin Howley, Nayrouz Abu Hatoum
Community Facilitators / Parvathy Kanthasamy, Sarah Saad, Hoda Samater



It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment
The Ontario Arts Council
The Toronto Arts Council
The Canada Council for the Arts



Public Energy


Photo Credit

Zahra Saleki

Date & Time

World Premiere, Public Energy
March 9 & 10, 2019 (Peterborough, ON)
8pm & 2pm
Toronto Premiere, DanceWorks
March 14-16, 2019 (Toronto, ON)


Harbourfront Centre Theatre (Toronto)
231 Queens Quay West
Market Hall Theatre (Peterborough)
140 Charlotte Street, 3rd Floor

Admission (Toronto)


Tickets (Toronto)

Admission (Peterborough)


Tickets (Peterborough)

Company Repertoire, In Development