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The Double ()

Produced by

Bad New Days performing arts

Presented by

Tarragon Theatre

Creators: Adam Paolozza and Arif Mirabdolbaghi and Viktor Lukawski
Director: Adam Paolozza

Adapted from the novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


October 15th - 22nd, 2013


October 15th, 2013 – November 24th, 2013

Awards & Nominations

2014 Dora Award Nominee – Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Sound Design


When are you no longer yourself? The anxious government clerk Golyadkin is plagued by a stranger who looks just like him, but is more daring, romantic and brash. Inspired by Dostoevsky’s novella The Double, this uncanny triangle between a neurotic, his doppelganger and a stand-up bass transports us to 19th century Russian high society and Golyadkin’s labyrinthine search for his identity.  (


Adam Paolozza Golyadkin
Arif Mirabdolbaghi Narrator
Viktor Lukawski Performer

Creative Team

Adam Paolozza Creator
Arif Mirabdolbaghi Creator
Viktor Lukawski Creator
Fyodor Dostoevsky Author
Adam Paolozza Director
Arif Mirabdolbaghi Original Music
Lisa Marie DiLiberto Associate Director
André Du Toit Lighting Designer
Charles Ketchabaw Sound Designer
Ken MacKenzie Set Designer
Adam Paolozza Costume Designer
Norah Sadava Creative Collaborator


Jivesh Parasram Stage Manager
Jivesh Parasram Production Manager
Anna Douglas Script Coordinator
Brendan Gilhuly Carpentry Crew
Tim Lindsay Carpentry Crew
Cassie Minduik Carpentry Crew
Tim Lindsay Lighting Crew
Joey Morin Lighting Crew
Remington North Lighting Crew
Eric Read Lighting Crew


Eleanor Antoncic Production Manager
Tom Baranski Assistant Technical Director
Tom Baranski Head Carpenter
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Lindsay Code Interim Head of Wardrobe
Danielle Demeny Head Scenic Artist
Brendan Gilhuly Assistant Carpenter
Care Robertson Head of Properties
John Thomson Extraspace Technician