Lara Arabian, Sheila Ingabire and Nabil Traboulsi in Convictions
A Théâtre français de Toronto Original New Play


September 27 to October 1, 2023
Duration: 90 minutes

The Khourrys, a family of Lebanese-Canadian origin, have recently moved to a Toronto suburb. Their beliefs are soon tested when 13-year-old Zara begins to hear a mysterious voice speaking to her.

Where do our convictions come from? Are they inherited from our families? Influenced by our environment? Do they come from our education? Or from our relationship with religion?

Lara Arabian’s new play questions the place our socio-cultural heritage should take in our lives as personal experiences inevitably shape our own convictions. The play is presented in Limoges, France, at the Festival des Zébrures, from September 22 and 23, 2023. This is the first time a TfT creation is presented across the Atlantic.

Exclusive Preview set for September 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Street Theatre.


Lara Arabian, Sheila Ingabire Isaro and Nabil Traboulsi

Creative team

Directed by: Djennie Laguerre
Lighting and set designer: Sébastian Marziali
Sound designer: Armen Bazarian
Costume and props designer: Sophie Duguin

Lara Arabian would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council and Théâtre Action for supporting the creation of Convictions.

September–October 2023
EDI & sustainability-oriented programming

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Lara Arabian, Sheila Ingabire and Nabil Traboulsi in Convictions