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The Hooves Belonged to the Deer ()

Produced by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Makram Ayache
Director: Peter Hinton-Davis


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


March 28th, 2023 – April 23rd, 2023


When Izzy’s family immigrates to a small rural town, the young queer Muslim boy becomes the salvation pet project to the local Pastor Isaac. In his attempt to reconcile his sexuality and faith, Izzy invents an imagined Garden of Eden, where Adam and Hawa’s (Eve in Arabic) relationship is turned upside down by the arrival of Steve, a beautiful, blue-eyed, white-skinned northerner.
An emotionally-charged and ritualistic journey of two universes colliding, The Hooves Belonged to the Deer offers an epic story of life, discovery and belonging where small town Canada meets the Garden of Eden. (


Makram Ayache Izzy
Noor Hamdi Aadam / Reza
Ryan Hollyman Pastor Isaac
Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski Steve / Jake
Eric Wigston Will
Bahareh Yaraghi Hawa / Rebecca

Creative Team

Makram Ayache Playwright
Peter Hinton-Davis Director
Michelle Mohammed Assistant Director
Evan Medd Dramaturge
Corey Tazmania Movement Coach
Corey Tazmania Intimacy Coach
Anahita Dehbonehie Set Designer
Anahita Dehbonehie Costume Designer
Whittyn Jason Lighting Designer
Chris Pereira Sound Designer
Jacob Lin 林鴻恩 Associate Sound Designer
Simon Fon Fight Director


Fiona Jones Stage Manager
Emily Cornelius Assistant Stage Manager


Gerry Egan Director of Production
Leslie Hernandez Technical Director
Carley Melvin Assistant Technical Director
Alyssa Obrigewitsch Production Assistant
Alyssa Obrigewitsch COVID Safety Representative
Karen Elizabeth Mainspace Technician
Andrew Chute Head Carpenter
Lochlan Cox Head of Properties
Julia Surich Head of Wardrobe
Frank Donato Video Production Coordinator
Shara-Lee Miller Head Scenic Painter
Hilda Chu Scenic Painter