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On the Other Side of the World ()

Produced by

Harley Dog Productions

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Brenley Charkow
Director: Brenley Charkow


Factory Mainspace Theatre


January 9th, 2014 – January 19th, 2014


1930s Europe. As Hitler’s army gains momentum, only one port remains open to thousands of fleeing Jewish refugees: Shanghai, China. Adapted from the memoirs of many, and told through the eyes of a fiercely resilient young woman, On The Other Side of the World is the story of a young girl, her family, and a community that sought shelter and survival in a country and culture unlike their own. A rarely told story by a powerful emerging playwright. (


Liza Balkan Wilma / Lily Schulman / Wailing Woman
Debra Hale Irene
Ashleigh Hendry Ursula
Phoebe Hu Sister
Ray Jacildo Mr Yung / Wu Chin
Jordan Kanner Kurt / Wolf / Gestapo
Susan A. Lock Amah / Sister
Minh Ly The General / Goya / Japanese Soldier
Dov Mickelson Werner / Max
Eunjung Nam Sister / SingSong Girl
Nicholas Rice Martin
Sam Rosenthal Uncle Erich / Jacob Schulman / SS Officer
Esther Thibault Fr. Anna / Female Guard / Rosa Goldberg
Dale Yim Yuan Lin / 1st Water Vendor

Creative Team

Brenley Charkow Playwright
Brenley Charkow Director
Scott Penner Set Designer
Scott Penner Costume Designer
Siobhán Sleath Lighting Designer
Bryce Kulak Composer
Bryce Kulak Music Director
Glen McCann Sound Designer
Jade Elliott Choreographer
Jade Elliott Fight Director


Rae Powell Production Manager
Laurie Merredew Stage Manager


Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer
Jamie Monteiro Venue Technician
Bryan Eaton Venue Technician
Joey Morin Venue Technician
Josh Hoodless Venue Technician