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About the Playwright

Claudia Dey

CLAUDIA DEY is the author of the novels, Heartbreaker ––a Paris Review Staff Pick, a GOOP Book Club Pick, a Globe & Mail, Buzzfeed, and CBC Book of the Year, and a finalist for the Trillium Book Award––and Stunt, a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award. Her plays, Beaver, The Gwendolyn Poems, and Trout Stanley have been produced internationally and nominated for the Governor General’s, the Dora, and Trillium Book Awards.


Dey’s writing has appeared in many fine publications including The Believer, Lit Hub and The Paris Review. Dey has also worked as a horror film actress, a cook in lumber camps across northern Canada, and is co-designer of Horses Atelier.

About the Director

Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu

Mumbi is an award winning theatre creator and director raised in Kenya and Victoria, BC and based in Toronto. She is the Founder/Artistic director for the Dora Nominated experimental theatre company IFT (It’s A Freedom Thing Theatre) Theatre and graduate of the Soulpepper Academy. Recent directing credits include The Brothers Size (Toronto Theatre Critics Award), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for Soulpepper Theatre, and Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape ( Dora Nomination) for Obsidian Theatre/Soulpepper. 


Other directing credits include: Nightmare Dream, Dancing to a White Boy Song and Motherland for IFT Theatre. Mumbi is also the recipient of a Pauline McGibbon Award, a Mallory Gilbert Protege Award and has been twice nominated for the John Hirsch Directing Award. Mumbi is a graduate of Soulpepper Academy, York University and University of Toronto. 

The Cast

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Shakura Dickson

Sugar Ducharme

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Stephen Jackman-Torkoff

Trout Stanley

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Natasha Mumba

Grace Ducharme

The Team

Shannon Lea Doyle

Set & Costume Design

Coleen MacPherson

Assistant Director

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Raha Javanfar

Lighting Design

Sophie Moynan

Head of Props

David Mesiha

Sound Design

Joyce Padua

Head of Wardrobe

Laura Baxter

Stage Manager

Siobhan Richardson

Fight Director & Intimacy Coach

Erin Cunningham

Apprentice Stage Manager

Megan Cinel

Scenic Artist

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