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The Middle Place ()

Produced by

Project: Humanity

Presented by

Theatre Passe Muraille and Canadian Stage

Playwright: Andrew Kushnir
Director: Alan Dilworth


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


February 14th, 2011 – March 12th, 2011


In 2007, a young, white, middleclass playwright ventured into one of Toronto’s roughest neighbourhoods with a video camera to interview youth about life in a shelter. The result is The Middle Place, a touching and brutally real examination of the aspirations, frustrations and bravery of these homeless youth. Without sentimentality or condescension, this docu-drama explores the heart-wrenching lives of its subjects through their own words. (


Akosua Amo-Adem Performer
Antonio Cayonne Performer
Jessica Greenberg Performer
Andrew Kushnir Performer
Kevin Walker Performer
Monica Dottor Alternate

Creative Team

Andrew Kushnir Playwright
Alan Dilworth Director
Andrew Kushnir Transcription
Catherine Murray Transcription
Susan Stover Assistant Director
Jung-Hye Kim Set Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Costume Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Monica Dottor Choreographer


Kinnon Elliott Stage Manager
Ashley Westlake Assistant Stage Manager


Alistair Hepburn Director of Production & Operations
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Douglas Arculus Operations Manager
Timothy Wisener Company Manager
Kate Ann Vandermeer Production Coordinator
Natalie Ireland Production Management Intern
Eric Meadows Berkeley Senior Head Technician
Colin Benoit Berkeley Head Technician
Fazia Ali Berkeley Junior Head Techncian