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Ali and Ali

Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings ()

Produced by

Neworld Theatre

Presented by

Factory Theatre and Cahoots Theatre Company

Creators: Camyar Chai and Guillermo Verdecchia and Marcus Youssef


Factory Studio Theatre


September 28th, 2010 – October 17th, 2010


Sequel to the Axes of Evil, Ali and Ali creators turned their idiosyncratic brand of post-identity satire to the whole new world: the global economy has tanked (sort of), the President of the World’s middle name is Hussein. In Canada, the G20 debacle puts downtown Toronto under martial law, Canadian citizens are regularly deported to indefinite detention and torture, and five Arab/Muslim men continue to be held without charges and access to the evidence against them. (


Guillermo Verdecchia Ali Hakim
Marcus Youssef Ali Ababwa
Anita Majumdar Sukhvinder Dhaliwal
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee Hong Kong Lee

Creative Team

Camyar Chai Creator
Guillermo Verdecchia Creator
Marcus Youssef Creator
Guillermo Verdecchia Director
Soheil Parsa Co-Director
Jivesh Parasram Assistant Director
Rob Lewis Set Designer
Rob Lewis Prop Designer
John Thompson Lighting Designer
John Thompson Lighting Designer
Lauren Pietrowski Costume Designer
Marina Szijarto Ali & Ali Wardrobe Designer
Candelario Andrade Video Designer
Tim Matheson Video Designer
Michael Rinaldi Sound Designer


Shauna Japp Stage Manager
Kirsty Munro Production Manager
Kirsty Munro Producer
Sandra LeFrançois Presenting Producer
Ken Reckhan Technical Director
Colin A. Doyle Assistant Presenting Producer
Thomas Ryder Payne Recording Technician
Keely Welsh Apprentice Stage Manager
Erika Rueter Publicist
Leon Aureus Graphic Designer