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Getting to Room Temperature ()

Produced by

Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies and The Room Temperature Collective

Playwright: Arthur Milner
Director: Arthur Milner


The Robert Gill Theatre


November 13th, 2015 – November 15th, 2015


In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that desperately suffering patients have a constitutional right to doctor-assisted suicide. Now, a new Parliament has been elected and doctor-assisted suicide is sure to become an issue of debate in the coming months. Getting to Room Temperature is timely and vital, a response to a question that lies at the heart of our lives: “What makes a good death?”

Getting to Room Temperature charts the beautiful life and poignant death of Milner’s mother, while engaging audiences in a daring, personal, and great debate of our time. In a tour-de-force performance, Bockstael guides the audience through a minefield of emotional and ethical turmoil, and brings a much-needed conversation to the Canadian stage. (


Robert Bockstael Performer

Creative Team

Arthur Milner Playwright
Arthur Milner Director
Martin Conboy Designer
Maureen Labonté Dramaturge
Sue Fijalkowska Costumes
Jenny Salisbury Assistant Director


Jessica Watkin Stage Manager
Jenny Salisbury Producer
Paul Stoesser Technical Director
Rebecca Biason Communications / Events / Facilities Coordinator
Tita Kyrtsakas Production Assistant
Danielle Alfaro Production Assistant
Jenny Salisbury Researcher