We Keep Coming Back is a performance work exploring how the disconnect from family both parallels and is informed by the disconnect from place.
Michael Rubenfeld is a theatre artist living in Toronto. He has a complicated relationship with his mother, Mary. Mary was born in Sweden to Jewish refugees from Poland. Yet no one in his family identifies as Polish, or Swedish. In his early 30s, Michael starts to question his feelings of detachment from his mother, from being Jewish, from Poland. Are these feelings of disconnection all connected? Can a mother and son
Co-created by Michael Rubenfeld and Sarah Garton Stanley with Katka Reszke and Mary Berchard Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley Performed by Mary Berchard, Katka Reszke and Michael Rubenfeld Scenography and Technical Direction by Trevor Schwellnus Sound Design by Lyon Smith Produced by Sue Balint, Magda Rubenfeld Koralewska and Paweł Wojtalewski Documentary Video Work by Katka Reszke Presented by Selfconscious Theatre (CA), Nadaye Foundation (PL), Beit Krakow (PL) and the Suck and Blow Collective (CA/PL)