Surrealist Kitchen 


Surrealist Kitchen a devised play based on the writings, recipes, dreams and paintings of Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo.  

Dear Stranger, we don't completely know who you are -- if you are lonely or timid, cheerful or extrovert -- but whatever you may be, perhaps you are bored and wish to intrepidly throw yourself into the middle of a group of strangers and hope to hear, see and witness something that will distract you. Also, the feeling of curiosity and hearing something that would interest or distract you or the some restlessness can be an incentive, therefore we propose you join us on April 21st at 12:00 pm. Actually we want to bring you together for something spontaneous. We cannot make any promises, but we can tell you, we will make you food and you will more than likely meet someone that you will find interesting or a moment may raise a question in your mind that may change the course of the history of your life ... 

Three actors bring to life the writings and paintings by Spanish Surrealist Painter Remedios Varo (1908-1963) and English born Mexican painter Leonora Carrington (1917-2011). After escaping a chaotic Europe these women found their artistic voices within the surreal landscape of Mexico City, on Gabino Barreda Street a street rich with artists collaborating and experimenting with form Remedios and Leonora formed a vital friendship, linked to a significant artistic movement of surrealism, a movement that was feminine and instinctive carved in a tiny corner of Mexico in the 1950s and 60s.

Performed by Martha Ross, Nina Gilmour and Coleen Shirin MacPherson

Stage Management by Oriana Di Nucci

Design by Samantha McCue

Translation Support by Yearime Castel Barragán and Miranda Calderon

Music by Joshua Van Tassel

As part of Storefront Theatre's Feminist FUCK It Festival

When:  Saturday April 21st, 12:00 pm

Where:  360 Geary Lane, Toronto



We are currently in a Research and Development phase for this project and will be developing the work further in Bacalar, Mexico in November 2018 at

Collaborators also include:  Miranda Calderon, Alaine Hutton, Miriam Fernandes, Michele Smith, Elodie Monteau, Jayne Walling.



Remedios Varo, Still Life Reslicitando

Remedios Varo, Still Life Reslicitando








Supported by Theatre Smith-Gilmour and OAC Recommender Grant

Supported by Theatre Smith-Gilmour and OAC Recommender Grant