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I Love You and it Hurts ()

Produced by

Theatre of the Beat

Playwrights: Lindsey Middleton and Cedric Martin and Jessica Moss
Director: Max Fearon


The 519 Auditorium
Hart House Theatre


November 6th, 2023 – November 29th, 2023


Theatre of the Beat has developed three short plays that reflect lived experiences of elder abuse, healthy masculinity, and intimate partner violence in youth relationships, with a focus on how to recognize the subtle early signs of abuse. The topics chosen were identified by the company’s community partners (experts at Assaulted Women’s Helpline and Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region) as topics that need to be immediately addressed. (


Lena Maripuu Mitch / Patty / Rowan
Neta J. Rose Ray / Erica / Sky
Diem LaFortune Coach / Mother / Jodie
Gordon Harper Isaac / Liam / Lennox

Creative Team

Lindsey Middleton Playwright ("Mother")
Cedric Martin Playwright ("The Walkover")
Jessica Moss Playwright ("Be a Friend")
Max Fearon Director
Camila Farah Costume Designer
River Cecil Oliveira Sound Designer
Gordon Harper Set Designer
Chin Palipane Lighting Designer
Jessi Elgood Intimacy Director


Chin Palipane Stage Manager
Lena Maripuu Communications Manager
Cedric Martin Facilitator
Cedric Martin Producer