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Produced by

Complex Collective and Koffler Centre for the Arts

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Writer: Rebecca Applebaum
Director: Christopher Stanton


The Lower Ossington Studio Theatre


August 9th, 2014 – August 17th, 2014


From imaginary numbers to Toronto’s notorious Chalkfarm apartments, Complex follows the encounters between a U of T math major and a teenager who lives near Jane and Wilson. Looking to break up the monotony of her stifling relationship and fascinated by the community’s dangerous reputation, she becomes a volunteer tutor for the “at-risk” high-school student. We watch her, against a backdrop of shifting projections, as her fantasies latch on to the young man, who’s struggling for reasons she’d never expect.  (


Beryl Bain Althea
Mazin Elsadig Darren
Emily Piggford Sarah
Tim Walker Jonah

Creative Team

Rebecca Applebaum Writer
Christopher Stanton Director
Margaret Evans Assistant Director
Laura Gardner Set Designer
Laura Gardner Costume Designer
Siobhán Sleath Lighting Designer
Lyon Smith Sound Designer


Beth Wong Stage Manager
Rebecca Applebaum Producer
Nick Hutcheson Producer
Jenn Rosetti Production Assistant
Natalie Kertes Producing Partner
Alex Johnson Graphic Designer
Giordano Ciampini Photographer
Bryanna Reilly Photographer
Helen Androlia Social Media Consultant


Jonah Greenbaum-Shinder Venue Technician
David DeGrow Festival Lighting Designer
Sarah “Pip” Bradford Venue Technician