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rochdale ()

Produced by

GovCon and Theatre@York

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival


The Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre


August 8th, 2019 – August 18th, 2019


The legacy of Rochdale College, Toronto’s greatest experiment and most infamous failure.

It’s 1969. The Vietnam War rages on. Apollo 11 lands on the moon. The Chicago Seven are indicted. Nixon is elected. Trudeau is in office. The FLQ bombs the Montreal Stock Exchange. And in Toronto, Rochdale College – an experiment in cooperative housing and alternative education – is about to become very famous for all the wrong reasons. (


Dean Bessey Dennis
Ori Black Emmett
Julia DeMola Kitten
Sofia Gaspar Flower
Claudia Hamilton Athena
Dustin Hickey Friar
Leanne Hoffman Whitman
Nelvin Law Mao
Sabrina Marangoni Skye
Brandon Pereira Naked Man / Harry / Fitch / Boris / Astronaut
Tomasz Pereira Nunes Gerry
Adrienne Ross Ramsingh Cryer
Carina Salajan Shabby
Margarita Valderrama Suzy

Creative Team

David Yee Playwright
Nina Lee Aquino Director
Mona Farahmand Set Designer
Ella Wieckowski Lighting Designer
Tiana Kralj Costume Designer
Johnathon North Sound Designer
Debashis Sinha Associate Sound Designer
Debashis Sinha Composer
Jessica Whyte Assistant Director
Brandon Pereira Choreographer
Matt McGeachy Dramaturge
Adam Corrigan-Holowitz Associate Dramaturge


Richard Lee Fight Consultant
Caitlin Mears Stage Manager
Julian Iacob Production Manager
Julian Iacob Producer
Julia Carrano Production Manager
Michael Reynolds Technical Director
Adam Breen Technical Director
Ellie Koffman Head of Wardrobe
Marlis Schweitzer Producer
Jayna Mees Producer