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Cockroach 曱甴 ()

Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)
Director: Mike Payette


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


September 13th, 2022 – October 14th, 2022


A cockroach smoking catnip. A bard lamenting over immortality. A boy stuck in a sticky situation. Three splinters caught in a collision of language, longing, and lobsters (who sometimes burst, and who sometimes burp). From Toronto Theatre Critics award-winning playwright Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho), Cockroach曱甴 is a coming-of-age play about the stories we tell ourselves to comfort, to survive, to resist, to overcome, and to be. (


Karl Ang Bard
郝邦宇Steven Hao Cockroach
Anton Ling Boy

Creative Team

Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho) Playwright
Mike Payette Director
Hanna Kiel Choreographer
Christine Ting-Huan 挺歡 Urquhart Set Designer
Christine Ting-Huan 挺歡 Urquhart Costume Designer
Arun Srinivasan Lighting Designer
Deanna H. Choi Sound Designer
Damon Bradley Jang Associate Director
Deanna H. Choi Composer
Myekah Payne Production Dramaturgy
River Cecil Oliveira Assistant Sound Designer
Tristan Chung Sound Design Intern


Emilie Aubin Stage Manager
Jaimee Q. Vicente-Hall Apprentice Stage Manager


Gerry Egan Director of Production
Tristan Goethel Technical Director
Leslie Hernandez Assistant Technical Director
Caitlin Farley Production Assistant
Karen Elizabeth Mainspace Technician
Andrew Chute Head Carpenter
Lochlan Cox Head of Properties
Julia Surich Head of Wardrobe
Frank Donato Video Production Coordinator
Sara Ahmadieh Head Scenic Painter
Kim North Scenic Painter
Edith Nataprawira Scenic Painter
Dylan Cooney Painter