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A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney ()

Produced by

Outside the March Theatre Company and Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwright: Lucas Hnath
Director: Mitchell Cushman


The Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


April 13th, 2024 – May 12th, 2024


See Walt. See Walt run. See Walt run a multinational media conglomerate, remaking the world in his image. See Walt contemplate that image. See Walt contemplate cryogenics. See Disney on ice. See Walt’s family. Hear Walt’s screenplay. See Walt’s family hear Walt’s screenplay. See Walt melt.

Despite its title, this is neither a reading nor a screenplay; or rather, it’s both, in a brilliant 70-minute stage play. Hnath’s script is an intricately orchestrated merry-go-round of percussive language like a “hypercaffeinated David Mamet” (The New York Times).

“Death of Walt Disney” toys with far-fetched concepts like: what if a powerful billionaire pursued his own immortality at the expense of the world around him? What if Elon Musk could doodle? And what if a melting world is no place to keep a frozen head from thawing? (


Diego Matamoros Walt Disney
Anand Rajaram Roy Disney
Tony Ofori Ron
Katherine Cullen Daughter

Creative Team

Lucas Hnath Playwright
Mitchell Cushman Director
Anahita Dehbonehie Set Designer
Niloufar Ziaee Costume Designer
Nick Blais Lighting Designer
Heidi Chan Sound Designer
Lucy Coren Assistant Director


Tori Morrison Production Manager
Jeff Soucy Stage Manager
James McCoy Technical Director
Adriano Sobretodo Jr. Producer
Laura McCallum Associate Producer
Christopher Blanchenot Scenic Artist
Paul Boddum Head Scenic Artist
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Ellie Koffman Head of Wardrobe
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Kalina Popova Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Bill Stahl 1st Carpenter
Alex Edwards Production Assistant
Ethan Robinson Lighting Operator
Andres Castillo-Smith Audio Operator
Everett Dalingwater Audio Operator
Chelsea Santiago Deck Hand


Jonathan Heppner Executive Producer
Annie Clarke Producer
Robyn Hoja Producer
Julia Carrano Associate Producer
Jasmine Knox Senior Production Manaer
Leslie Hernandez Technical Director
Nick Beardsley Assistant Technical Director
Rhett Costin Assistant Technical Director