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Living Will ()

Produced by

The Living Will Company

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Helen-Claire Tingling
Director: Jillian Rees-Brown


Factory Mainspace Theatre


July 6th, 2018 – July 15th, 2018


iving Will challenges assumptions about the authority of the State over the individual; and looks at the complicated issues surrounding so-called “Living Will” documents and the problems inherent in their execution. The play raises the ethical issues surrounding the right to autonomy within the health-care system, the legal right to choose proxy for health-care, the right to refuse treatment; and ultimately, the right to die. Obliquely, Living Will points out flaws in the education and acculturation of health-care professionals. Systemic problems are exposed through the words and actions of the hospital representatives, including the doctor, social worker and ethicist. (


Andrea Davis Annie
Abraham Asto Galen King
Peter Nelson Jake King
Asha Vijayasingham Mollie
Bill MacDonald Wilfred King
Jorie Morrow Janet Peters
Jess Abramovitch Simone Hart
Helly Chester Susanne
Jill Niedoba Dr. Dyer

Creative Team

Helen-Claire Tingling Playwright
Jillian Rees-Brown Director
Greg Diakun Composer


Greg Diakun Piano
Drew Jurecka Violin / Viola / Bandoneón


Helen-Claire Tingling Producer
Malcolm Byrne Stage Manager
Hailee Morrow Assistant Stage Manager
Drew Jurecka Sound Engineer