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Cancer Can’t Dance Like This ()

Playwright: Daniel Stolfi
Director: Andrew Ferguson


Pia Bouman: Scotiabank Studio Theatre


October 4th, 2010 – October 9th, 2010


In 2008, Toronto actor Daniel Stolfi was diagnosed with Acute Non-Hodgkin’s T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a form of cancer that would require aggressive chemotherapy over the following two years. He had to put his burgeoning acting career on hold to embark on the most physically, mentally, and emotionally draining journey of his life. While battling Cancer, Daniel lost his Hair, his Appetite, his Strength and his Sex Drive. The most tragic of all, he lost his ability and his desire to dance. With comedy at its core, this one-man show uses larger-than-life characters to vividly portray Daniel’s experience. Told mercilessly with a thrill and lust for the finer things in life, Cancer Can’t Dance Like This recalls the pain Dan endured during his treatment while embracing his own saving grace – the fine art of comedy. (


Daniel Stolfi Performer

Creative Team

Daniel Stolfi Playwright
Andrew Ferguson Director
Michael Chudnovsky Lighting Designer
Michael Chudnovsky Set Designer
Gerrard Suyao Sound Designer


Jennifer De Lucia Producer
Andrew Ferguson Producer
Daniel Stolfi Executive Producer
Shawn Douglas Murphy Stage Manager
Jennifer De Lucia Publicist