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The Philosopher’s Wife ()

Produced by

Paradigm Productions

Director: Leora Morris
Playwright: Susanna Fournier


Aki Studio


December 4th, 2018 – December 16th, 2018


Deep in the North, a philosopher, exiled for promoting his atheist work amidst a bloody religious war, knows his theories can ignite a revolution. He wants nothing more than to return to the City, join the young Prince on the verge of inheriting political power, and usher in a new age of Reason. There’s only one thing holding him back; his personal life has collapsed into chaos. In a desperate attempt to cure his wife’s inexplicable, animalistic behaviour he hires a dog trainer. What begins as an experiment in canine obedience erupts into a power struggle between the sexes–unleashing violent reckonings with the animal within. The Philosopher’s Wife, is a modern gothic Rated Mature for opium eating, female sexuality, phantoms coming for your soul, dark humour, the birth of the enlightenment project, religious persecution, and subverting notions of education, sex, power, and submission.  (


Susanna Fournier The Philosopher
Aviva Armour-Ostroff Tereza
Chala Hunter The Wife
Danny Ghantous Thomas

Creative Team

Leora Morris Director
Susanna Fournier Playwright
Shannon Lea Doyle Set Designer
Alexandra Lord Costume Designer
Kaitlin Hickey Lighting Designer
Christopher Ross-Ewart Sound Designer
Casey Hudecki Fight Director
Scott Emerson Moyle Intimacy Director


Tamara Protic Stage Manager
Hannah MacMillan Apprentice Stage Manager
Emma Bulpin Social Media
Khadijah Salawu Social Designer
Crystal Lee Production Manager
Crystal Lee Technical Director


B.C. Batty Head Technician