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Tomasso’s Party ()

Produced by

Rooftop Creations

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Jules Lewis
Director: Nigel Shawn Williams


Factory Studio Theatre


January 4th, 2012 – January 15th, 2012


Tomasso’s Party, by young novelist Jules Lewis (Waiting for Ricky Tantrum, Dundurn Press), holds a microscope up to conventional ideas of intimacy through the nuanced exploration of a simple circumstance involving a young couple: Madeleine wants to go to Tomasso’s party; Hugo does not.  As the two argue deep insecurities they have about themselves and each other are revealed. The power between them shifts; both are surprised and damaged.  This world premiere production is a raw portrayal of sexual politics, intellectual jealousy, relationship power dynamics and lays bare the vulnerability of human emotions.  (


Simon Bracken Hugo
Leah Doz Madeleine

Creative Team

Jules Lewis Playwright
Nigel Shawn Williams Director
André Du Toit Designer
Iris Turcott Dramaturge


Natalie Gisèle Stage Manager


Bryan Eaton Studio Technician
Peter Eaton Venue Technician
Alex Cannon Junior Technician
Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer