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He Left Quietly ()

Produced by

Theatre Hetaerae

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Yaël Farber
Director: Leora Morris

Based on the testimony of Duma Joshua Kumalo


The Lower Ossington Studio Theatre


August 7th, 2014 – August 16th, 2014


Sharpeville, South Africa: 1984. Duma Kumalo, a young black man, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to die. After 4 years on death row, just 15 hours before he is to be hanged, the state grants him a stay of execution. Based on Duma’s own testimony and his real-life friendship with playwright/director Yaël Farber, He Left Quietly finds grace and humanity inside this harrowing tale of injustice.

After a wildly successful run at the Yale Cabaret in February 2014, Leora Morris directs a new, all-Canadian cast in this beautiful work.  (


Conrad Coates Duma
Tawiah Ben M’carthy Young Duma
Aviva Armour-Ostroff Woman

Creative Team

Yaël Farber Playwright
Leora Morris Director
Christopher Thompson Set
Andrew Griffin Lights
Kate Marvin Sound
Fabian Aguilar Costumes
Michael Bergmann Projections
Emma Mackenzie Hillier Dramaturge


Sonja Thorson Stage Manager
Libby Peterson Producer


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