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Cake ()

Produced by

New Harlem Productions

Presented by

Theatre Passe Muraille

Playwright: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Director: Clare Preuss


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


November 17th, 2017 – December 3rd, 2017


“A man earns. However little, however nefariously, he earns.” Oba is holding on to the last threads of his old life and is determined to maintain what he can by any means necessary. Cake is a story about the things we use, how we are used, and what happens when we are all used up. The play is a stark and poetic musing on the nature of survival. Cake is a part of the 54ology: St. Bernard’s commitment to create one performance work drawn from each country in Africa. The show is written in reference to Niger’s uranium mining. (


Jamie Robinson Oba
Yolanda Bonnell Femi
Ash Knight Aarif
Tsholo Khalema Mabo

Creative Team

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard Playwright
Clare Preuss Director
Kwaku Okyere Assistant Director
Elizabeth Traicus Costumes
Echo Zhou 周芷會 Lighting
Jackie Chau Set
Maddie Bautista Composer
Maddie Bautista Sound Designer
Mary Wong Art


Heather Bellingham Stage Manager
Pulga Muchochoma Movement Consulting
Ash Knight Fight Consulting
Deborah Lim Production Manager
Pamela Gilmartin Production Assistant


Christopher Ross Venue Technician
Eric Read Production Manager