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The Knitting Pilgrim

The Knitting Pilgrim, featuring actor and knitter Kirk Dunn, is a multidisciplinary one-man show that combines personal storytelling, image projection, and three huge hand-knitted panels that look like stained glass windows, to explore the connection amongst the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The panels, which look like tapestries, took Kirk 15 years to knit, and are part of his hope to create conversation around the rise of populism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and fear of the ‘other.’ The show speaks to our need to practice empathy (especially interfaith empathy) and to enter into complex conversations, that aren’t black and white, about why people struggle to get along in the world today.

A Critic’s Pick at the Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton Fringes, one of Top Ten Shows to See in May 2019 by NOW Magazine, 5 out of 5 Stars from Mooney on Theatre, and 6 out of 5 stars from CFMU radio, the show was presented by Temple Israel and All Saints’ Anglican Church, Westboro at Temple Israel, on Dec 2.

The Knitting Pilgrim featuring Kirk Dunn
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The Knitting Pilgrim featuring Kirk Dunn
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