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House: The Isolation Version

May 7 2020, Online


Running Time: 60 minutes
Recommended for ages 16+

Written by Daniel MacIvor
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino

A Factory Virtual Production

There’s a fundamental difference between weird and fucked up

A groundbreaking stand-up-sit-down-comedy-nightmare about a man named Victor. His mother is possessed by the devil. His father is the saddest man in the world. His sister is in love with the dog. The one he loves does not love him…and he’s got nowhere to live. A man on the precipice of a nervous breakdown, Victor drags his audience through his life, his fantasies, his desires, and his recent push to the edge as he searches for answers in Daniel MacIvor’s grand epic.

House returns to the virtual Factory stage 28 years after long-time collaborators Daniel MacIvor & Daniel Brooks premiered it in the Factory Studio Theatre.

About the Playwright

Daniel MacIvor

Daniel is originally from Cape Breton and currently divides his time between Toronto and Halifax. Daniel has written numerous award-winning theatre productions and his work has been translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, German and Japanese. Daniel received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for his collection of plays I Still Love You and in 2008 he was awarded the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre. He is also the recipient of an Obie Award and a GLAAD Award for In On It, as well as a Canadian Screen Award for his feature film script Weirdos. He is currently Artistic Director of reWork, a Toronto-based touring theatre company he runs with Marcie Januska. Upcoming is Doc & Duke Go To The Store a feature film to be directed by Bruce McDonald.

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.

Cast & Creative Team

Michelle Ramsay

Lighting Designer

Matt McGeachy

Production Dramaturg

Natasha Mumba

Assistant Director

Marcel Stewart

Assistant Director

Quincy Hanchard

"House" Technician

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