Written by David Yee
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino
A Factory Production
I have a message from God…
Returning by popular demand! Factory is very excited to rebroadcast last year’s digital production of acts of faith so that audiences who missed out (or who just want to see it again!) can have another chance to catch this whirlwind play written exclusively for digital presentation.
From the African Copperbelt to the back woods of Muskoka, acts of faith tells a story about the power of belief, the disillusionment of youth and the eternal struggle between good and evil. The story follows Faith, a young woman who gets mistaken for a prophet. When a revered religious leader attempts to take advantage of her plight, she begins using her ‘gift’ to right wrongs and punish the wicked. Far from home, Faith will come up against the ultimate test of her convictions in a final confrontation between sin and sainthood, morality and godliness.
acts of faith contains adult content that some audience members may find disturbing – please see the content warning below for specific advisories.
If eight months without seeing many live, in-person plays has made you lose faith in the power of theatre, be sure to checkout acts of faith. After watching this hybrid show, you'll be a believer again.NOW Magazine
fiery fantasy mixed with thoughtful paradoxThe Globe and Mail
Natasha Mumba’s Faith offers an extraordinary performance of passion, dignity, and perseveranceOnstage Blog
MagnificentTimes Square Chronicles
About the Playwright
David Yee is a mixed race actor and playwright, born and raised in Toronto. He is the co-founding Artistic Director of fu-GEN Theatre Company, Canada’s premiere professional Asian Canadian theatre company. A Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated actor and playwright, his work has been produced internationally and at home. He is a two-time Governor General’s Literary Award nominee for his plays lady in the red dress and carried away on the crest of a wave, which won the award in 2015 along with the Carol Bolt Award in 2013. He has worked extensively in the Asian Canadian community as an artist and an advocate. He has been called many things, but prefers ‘outlaw poet’ to them all.
About the Director
Nina Lee Aquino
With a string of firsts in Asian Canadian theatre, Nina was the founding Artistic Director of fu-GEN Asian Canadian theatre company, organized the first Asian Canadian theatre conference, edited the first (2-volume) Asian Canadian play anthology, and co-edited the first (award-winning) book on Asian Canadian theatre. She was previously the Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre and Factory Theatre and is now the Artistic Director of English Theatre at the National Arts Centre. Awards for her work include the Ken McDougall Award, the Canada Council John Hirsch Prize, the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Margo Bindhart and Rita Davies Cultural Leadership Award, the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards for Best Director, and three Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Direction.
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