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Petrichor ()

Produced by


Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Erin Brandenburg
Director: Erin Brandenburg
Music: Henry Adam Svec and Andrew Penner


Factory Mainspace Theatre


August 10th, 2012 – August 19th, 2012


Petrichor is a play about a family of Mennonite migrant workers on a  farm in Southern Ontario. With original songs and a soundscape played  on handmade ‘junkstruments,’ Petrichor tells a story of work and land,  home and loss and how you can find love hoeing a row of tomatoes. (


Monica Dottor Susan
Kevin MacDonald Hank
Henry Adam Svec Henry
Andrew Penner Dick
Shannon Taylor Mary
David Tompa Peter
Brian Poirier Migrant Worker

Creative Team

Erin Brandenburg Playwright
Erin Brandenburg Director
Henry Adam Svec Songs and Music
Andrew Penner Songs and Music
Andrew Penner Musical Director
Andrew Penner Sound Designer
Monica Dottor Movement Direction
Iner Souster Instruments
Howie Shia Animation and Images
Lauren Taylor Production Dramaturg


Veronica Formosa Stage Manager
Justine Handler Associate Producer