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Martyr ()

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Playwright: Marius von Mayenburg
Translator: Maja Zade
Director: Rob Kempson


Aki Studio


January 13th, 2023 – January 29th, 2023


Benjamin won’t swim at school. His mum thinks he’s on drugs or has body issues. But Benjamin has found God, and mixed-gender swimming lessons offend him. But that’s not where his newfound fervour ends. His conflicts only grow as his devotion deepens, causing issues at school, and at home with his family. The Canadian premiere, MARTYR asks questions about the limits of faith in a secular society. (


Nabil Traboulsi Benjamin Sinclair
Aviva Armour-Ostroff Erica White
Deborah Drakeford Ingrid Sinclair
Ryan Hollyman Vicar Dexter Menrath
Richard Lee Marcus Dixon
Ryan Allen Willy Belford
Adriano Reis George Hansen
Charlotte Dennis Lydia Weber

Creative Team

Marius von Mayenburg Playwright
Maja Zade Translator
Rob Kempson Director
Jackie Chau Set Designer
Jackie Chau Costume Designer
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
Za Hughes Assistant Lighting Designer
James Dallas Smith Sound Designer
Jack Rennie Fight Director
Taija Shonée Chung Assistant Director


Tamara Vuckovic Stage Manager
Julia Dickson Producer
Patrick Lynn Production Manager
B.C. Batty Technical Director
Jack Rennie Intimacy Director
Hannah MacMillan Assistant Stage Manager
Carlyn Rahusaar Routledge Head of Wardrobe
Zev Shoag Livestream Director of Photography
James McKernan Head Carpenter
Ksenia Ivanova Head Painter
Alex Gilbert Blood FX Consultant