Trout Stanley show poster

Trout Stanley

October 19 – November 10 2019, Mainspace Theatre


Running Time: 90 minutes
Recommended for ages 16+

Written by Claudia Dey
Directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu

A Factory Production

You ever see snails make love?

It’s the eve of twins Sugar and Grace Ducharme’s 30th birthday and the 10th anniversary of their parents’ deaths, the local Scrabble Champ Stripper has gone missing, and mysterious drifter Trout Stanley arrives looking for love…and a lake. Experience the wild, touching, and hysterically funny play that took New York by storm from Governor General’s Award-nominated playwright and novelist, Claudia Dey, returning to Factory’s Mainspace 14 years after its Toronto premiere at Factory. A story of Northern Proportions, Trout Stanley is about the secrets that bind us and finding love wherever you can. And snails.

Tues – Fri Performances

Regular Tickets: $40
Senior Tickets: $30
Student Tickets: $25
Artsworker Tickets: $25

Sat & Sun Performances

Regular Tickets: $50
Senior Tickets: $40
Student Tickets: $30
Artsworker Tickets: $25

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 acclaimed theatre creator and director raised in Kenya and Victoria, BC and based in Toronto. She is the Artistic Director of Obsidian Theatre, Canada’s leading creator for Black Art as well as Founder/Artistic director for the experimental theatre company IFT (It’s A Freedom Thing Theatre) Theatre. Recent directing credits 21 Black Futures for Obsidian/CBC Arts, Trout Stanley (Factory Theatre), The Brothers Size, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Soulpepper Theatre), and Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape for Obsidian Theatre/Soulpepper.

Mumbi is also the recipient of many awards including a Dora Award, a Toronto Theatre Critics Award, a Pauline McGibbon Award and a Mallory Gilbert Protege Award.

Cast & Creative Team

Shakura Dickson

Sugar Ducharme

Natasha Mumba

Grace Ducharme

Shannon Lea Doyle

Set & Costume Designer

Raha Javanfar

Lighting Designer

David Mesiha

Sound Design & Composition

Coleen Shirin MacPherson

Assistant Director

Laura Baxter

Stage Manager

Erin Cunningham

Apprentice Stage Manager

Sophie Moynan

Head of Props

Joyce Padua

Head of Wardrobe

Siobhan Richardson

Fight Director

Megan Cinel

Scenic Artist

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