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Shed ()

Produced by

Les Nouvelles Theatre

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Leah Jane Esau
Director: Justin Madol


Factory Mainspace Theatre


August 5th, 2010 – August 14th, 2010


Shed is based on the 2006 incident where a group of children, aged 8 to 11, pushed 14-year-old Brian McKay into a shed, closed the door, and lit the shed on fire. They blocked the door with heavy garbage bins and left him there to burn. Brian, who suffers from spina bifida was an easy target for bullying, and was saved by a neighbour. Because the children involved were under the age of 12, they were protected by the Canadian Youth Justice Act, and, therefore, could not be charged. The police gave them a warning. (


Jovan Kocic Mitch, 13
Jeremy Bojanowski Erin, 16
Simon Derome Jeremy, 13
Andrew Bunker David, 30s

Creative Team

Leah Jane Esau Playwright
Justin Madol Director
Nancy Perrin Set Designer
Nancy Perrin Costume Designer
Aaron Kelly Lighting Designer


Lynda Yearwood Stage Manager
Justin Madol Cover Art
Rebecca Esau Graphic Designer
Justin Madol Set Building Crew
S├ębastien Heins Set Building Crew
Jamie MacDonald Set Building Crew


Jamie Monteiro Venue Technician
Kevin MacLeod Venue Technician
Aaron Kelly Festival Lighting Designer