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The Speedy ()

Produced by

UnSpun Theatre

Presented by

World Stage

Creators: Keith Barker and Chris Hanratty and Shira Leuchter and Jordi Mand and Trevor Schwellnus
Director: Chris Hanratty


Harbourfront Centre Theatre


May 15th, 2014 – May 18th, 2014


Sometimes it’s easy to forget: the power of the sea when you are safe on dry land; that no matter our station at present we will all face the same end; that most of what we know about our past is really just storytelling. In this world premiere, UnSpun Theatre constructs a performance installation to tell the story of The HMS Speedy, a schooner that sank in our very own Lake Ontario some 200 years ago, and the lives, secrets and injustices that went down with it. In this strange, yet true, story of shipwreck, murder and magic, you’ll be immersed in a surprising emblem of contemporary Toronto, and a history you didn’t even know it had. (


Kaleb Alexander Performer
Keith Barker Performer
Shira Leuchter Performer
Michaela Washburn Performer

Creative Team

Keith Barker Creator
Chris Hanratty Creator
Shira Leuchter Creator
Jordi Mand Creator
Trevor Schwellnus Creator
Chris Hanratty Director
Trevor Schwellnus Scenographer
Monica Dottor Choreographer
Samuel Sholdice Sound Designer
Erin Gerofsky Costumes
Erin Gerofsky Props


Sarah “Pip” Bradford Production Manager
Laura Cournoyea Stage Manager


Alex Maitland Stage Carpenter
Patrick Hales Head Electrician
Tim Davidson Sound Engineer