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The Hystericon ()

Produced by

Good Old Neon

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Alexander Offord
Director: Alexander Offord


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


July 5th, 2013 – July 13th, 2013


In late 19th century Paris, Augustine, Blanche, and Geneviève are the most famous patients of Jean-Martin Charcot at the Salpêtrière insane asylum for women. Join them on a metatheatrical odyssey through madness and hysteria, the very darkest recess of psychiatric medicine. But something seems to be going wrong… (


Reneé Haché Geneviève
Nicholas Porteous The Voice
Lesley Robertson Augustine
Nicole Wilson Blanche

Creative Team

Alexander Offord Playwright
Alexander Offord Director
Courtney Simpson Dance Choreography


Murphy Diggon Stage Manager
Nadia Lucie Pacey Rehearsal Stage Manager
Nadia Lucie Pacey Poster / Postcard Design


Dan Baker Venue Technician
Josh Hoodless Venue Technician
David Fisher Festival Lighting Designer
David Fisher Mainspace Technician