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The Common Ground: A Musical Dissertation ()

Produced by

Phenomenon Theatrix

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Ken McNeilly
Director: Ken McNeilly


The Randolph Theatre


July 2nd, 2014 – July 13th, 2014


4 teens. 2 queer parents. 1 musical dissertation. Get ready for a hilarious musical journey through a research paper written all about teens with gay parents! Their voices are powerful, their perspectives are unique, and their stories will capture your hearts. You’ll love it so much, you’ll wish you had gay parents, too! (Toronto Fringe Program, 2014).


Ben Chiasson Owen
Julia Gartha Ellie
Tegan MacFarlane Christie
Fiona Sauder Victoria
Suzanne McKenney Mom / Teacher
Ken McNeilly Nun

Creative Team

Ken McNeilly Playwright
Ken McNeilly Director
Ken McNeilly Composer
Sadie Epstein-Fine Dramaturge
Sadie Epstein-Fine Choreographer
Sadie Epstein-Fine Assistant Director
Tommy Smith Lighting Designer
Luke Pieroni Set Designer
Luke Pieroni Costume Designer


Suzanne McKenney Guitar


Brenda Duran Stage Manager
Sadie Epstein-Fine Production Manager
Holly Fisher Production Associate
Muhammad Waqas Graphic Designer
Rakesh Mistry Web Designer
Tessla Stuckey Photographer
Andrew Pieroni Videographer
Amy Wood Videographer