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The Woods are Dark and Deep ()

Produced by

Pulse Theatre

Playwright: Mladen Obradović
Director: Sandra Cardinal


Factory Mainspace Theatre


March 21st, 2019 – March 27th, 2019


A story about Serbian and Ukrainian immigrants detained in a Canadian Internment Camp during WWI.
“The Woods are Dark and Deep” is based on a little known historical fact that during World War I, immigrants who were living in Canada, but who came from countries that Canada was in war with, ended up interned. Italians, Ukrainians, Croats, Serbs, Austrians, Hungarians, Germans, Turks… (


Dewey Stewart Janko
Mladen Obradović Nebojša
Jake Zabusky Dragutin
Sophie McIntosh Claire
Biljana Karadžić Anya
Ratko Todorović Oleksa
Francesco de Francesco John
Mila Jokić Olessya
Simeon Kljakić Oleh

Creative Team

Mladen Obradović Playwright
Sandra Cardinal Director
Sandra Cardinal Dramaturge
Meredith Wolting Set Designer
Meredith Wolting Costume Designer
Alexandra Caprara Lighting Designer


Amanda Caliolo Stage Manager
Kristina Bijelić Vocal Coach
Meredith Wolting Marketing Design
Ivana Obradović Producer
Mladen Obradović Producer