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Transit ()

Produced by

Awkward Dog Productions

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Susan Brown
Director: Ardavan Taraporewala


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


July 6th, 2023 – July 16th, 2023


Transit is a play that explores the cultural transformation of familiar public spaces and how some of us engage with and adapt to these places we consider to be ours. For the central character, Frank, these seismic shifts provoke a range of bad reactions, including racial intolerance and corrosive nostalgia. Audiences will feel caught between laughter and unsettling introspection. Frank’s struggles should resonate and reflect our shared fears around change and difference. Transit is a show that attempts to create community connections and build cultural bridges by asking questions like, “Who am I?” and “Who are we together?” (


Ardavan Taraporewala Mohammed
Natalie Sebastian Maureen
Peter Nelson Frank
Robert McNeely Ernie
Zehra Nawab Lyra
Tony Babcock Johnny

Creative Team

Susan Brown Playwright
Ardavan Taraporewala Director
Jessica Goldrick Sound Designer


Madalyn Fisch Stage Manager
Craig Matthews Production Manager
Soleil Grise Producer


David Fisher Venue Technician
Joey Morin Venue Technician
Amber Pattison Venue Technician
David Fisher Festival Lighting Designer