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.

Meet the ARTISTS & PRODUCTION TEAM , read REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS  view INFOGRAPHIC to learn more about the cause.


“Poetic and urgent blending of dance and politics”

-My Entertainment World




Outstanding Production
Outstanding Original Choreography
Outstanding Original Composition/Sound Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Performance Of An Ensemble




Director & Choreographer / Roshanak Jaberi
Mentor & Movement Dramaturge / Karen Kaeja
Dramaturge / Soheil Parsa
Created with & Performed by / Irma Villafuerte, Nickeshia Garrick, Victoria Mata, Denise Solleza, Drew Berry, Ahmed Moneka
Sound Designer & Composer / Thomas Ryder Payne
Visual Designer / Jérôme Delapierre
Lighting Designer / Arun Srinivasan
Costume Designer / Cheryl Lalonde


Set Creation / Peter Benedetti
Technical Director / Gordon Simmons
Stage Manager / Tara Mohan

Voice Consultant / Fides Krucker
Aerial Consultants / Diana Lopez, Katelyn McCulloch, Elizabeth Dawn-Snell


Producer & Production Manager / Laura Philipps
Administrative Producer / Miranda Forbes


Community Research Lead / Dr. Doris Rajan
Academic Research Lead / Dr. Shahrzad Mojab
Research Assistants / Erin Howley, Nayrouz Abu Hatoum
Community Facilitators / Parvathy Kanthasamy, Sarah Saad, Hoda Samater, Mona Awwad


Funders / 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
Presenters / DanceWorks, Public Energy


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, Current