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Kayak ()

Produced by

The Original Norwegian

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Jordan Hall
Director: Tommy Taylor


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


August 6th, 2010 – August 15th, 2010


Climate change, global responsibility, SUV driving moms and a biblical flooding of the GTA. Annie (Rosemary Dunsmore), a suburban mother, recounts the events that led to her being stranded in her son’s old kayak. Reflecting on the past four years, she describes her turbulent relationship with Julie, her son Peter’s radical environmentalist girlfriend. As Peter and Julie grow closer, Julie’s black-and-white interpretation of environmental ethics clash more and more strongly with Annie’s middle-of-the-road politics. Annie fears that her son will be caught up in Julie’s increasingly dangerous attempts to make a difference in the world. Annie to is caught up in a global crisis, stranded alone on a vast stretch of water and is forced to confront the implications of her personal and political choices. We’re all in the same boat. (


Rosemary Dunsmore Annie Iverson
Daniel Brière Peter Iverson
Dienye Waboso Julie Daniels
Andrew Moyes Male Newscaster
Tara Yelland Female Newscaster

Creative Team

Jordan Hall Playwright
Tommy Taylor Director


Gin Shulist Stage Manager
Julian DeZotti Producer
Tara Yelland Producer


David DeGrow Venue Technician
Alicia Ho Venue Technician
David DeGrow Festival Lighting Designer