September 13 to October 7, 2023

Staged at Fort York National Historic Site, Spaciousness is a compelling new theatrical experience that offers a tour like no other. Be transported to the past to encounter a multitude of characters who bring to life expansive stories of love, life and loss during the War of 1812. Then be brought back to present day with a story of surviving conflict that encourages us towards peace.

Traverse the grounds of Fort York and meet a cast of characters while travelling from one historic building to another, becoming immersed in stories of life during wartime.

Written by Ahmed Moneka and Nicky Lawrence and directed by Ahmed Moneka, Spaciousness poses vital questions about conflict and peace while focusing on lives lived through war and histories traditionally obscured from this time and place. This new theatrical work evolved from the Artist Mentorship program and is produced in association with Incongruent Media.

Performance Schedule

Various dates between September 13 and October 7

Rain or shine

Gates open: 6:15 p.m.
Show time: 7 p.m.
Run time: 90 minutes


Price: $30 plus HST

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This theatrical experience involves moving across the historic site via paved paths, moving in and out of buildings, totalling approximately 200 to 300 metres in length. Two building’s staircases involve nine and 14 steps respectively. If you require accommodation, please contact 416-392-6907 or

Audience Advisory

This theatrical experience contains stories of war, loss and death.


Ahmed Moneka is a celebrated actor and musician originally from Baghdad, Iraq, who calls Toronto home. His works spans across the theatre stage, film and TV. Ahmed is the founder of musical group Moskitto Bar and creator and leader of Moneka Arabic Jazz, and was one of the Stingray Rising Stars finalists in 2019 at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and Stingray Rising Stars winner in 2022 at Mundial Montreal.

Nicky Lawrence is a Toronto-based singer, actor, playwright, director-producer, and Creative Director and owner of Incongruent Media Inc. Her critically acclaimed show Ugly Black Woman sold out at Paradise Theatre. Along with providing backing vocals for Amanda Marshall, her varied theatre and television career (Shaw Festival, Schitt’s Creek, Anne w an E, Workin’ Moms, Salome Bey CTV Star Tribute) has lead to her directorial film debut with My Name Is Jackie!