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Out the Window ()

Produced by

The Theatre Centre and The Window Collective

Playwright: Liza Balkan
Director: Liza Balkan


The Theatre Centre (1087 Queen St W)


March 17th, 2012 – March 25th, 2012


Out The Window is a powerful piece of theatre that charts playwright Liza Balkan‘s multi-year journey through the justice system and beyond after coming forward as a witness to an event involving the death of a man during an altercation with the police. The man’s name was Otto Vass, and Liza witnessed his final moments from her apartment window in August 2000. (


Julie Tepperman Liza
David Ferry Lawyer 1
R.H. Thomson Lawyer 2
Brett Donahue Officer B / SIU Investigator / Waiter
Zahir Gilani Officer D /Witness 1 / Pathologist / Police Psychologist / Waiter (March 17/18/25) Officer A (March 19/20)
Andrew Ferguson Officer D / Neighbour / Pathologist / Waiter (March 19/20)
Matt Murray Officer C / Witness 2 / Waiter (March 17/18/25)
Jason Siks Officer A / Neighbour / Waiter (March 17/18/25)
Nadeem Umar-Khitab Officer C / Witness 1 / Police Psychologist / Waiter (March 19/20)

Creative Team

Liza Balkan Playwright
Liza Balkan Director
Shari Hollett Associate Director
Shari Hollett Dramaturge
Trevor Schwellnus Scenographer
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Bojana Stancic Costume Consultant
Aislinn Rose Dramaturge
Rebecca Vandevelde Assistant Video Designer


Billy Wolf Stage Manager
Peter Eaton Production Manager
Aislinn Rose The Brain Creator
Charles Campbell Legal Advisor