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Truth ()

Produced by

Young People’s Theatre

Playwright: Kanika Ambrose
Director: Sabryn Rock


The Susan Rubes Theatre


January 29th, 2024 – February 23rd, 2024


It’s 1858 on a Virginian tobacco plantation. Deep in a forest, a young Black girl named Phoebe sits in the hollow of a tree, a notebook in her pocket and a harrowing choice ahead. Truth is adapted from the Governor General’s Award-winning novel “The Gospel Truth”, and tells the story of a courageous 16-year-old, the arrival of a stranger from the north, and a trail of secrets that could change everything. From the American South to St. Catharines, Ontario, Truth chronicles the fierce strength and resilience of a community as it struggles to find freedom. (


Wade Bogert-O’Brien Dr. Bergman
Jasmine Case Phoebe
Chiamaka Glory Bea / Ruth
Dante Jemmott Shad
Dominique LeBlanc Tessa
Jeff Miller Master Duncan
Micah Woods Will

Creative Team

Kanika Ambrose Playwright
Sabryn Rock Director
Shannon Lea Doyle Set Designer
Shannon Lea Doyle Costume Designer
Shawn Henry Lighting Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Brooklyn Johnson Hair and Make-up Designer
Brooklyn Johnson Wig Designer
Anita Nittoly Fight Director
Anita Nittoly Intimacy Director
Connor Price-Kelleher Assistant Lighting Designer
Raha Javanfar Assistant Sound Designer
Nina Hartt Puppet Creator
Stephen Colella Dramaturge
Paula Wing Contributing Dramaturg


Laura Baxter Stage Manager
Jaz Fairy J Historical Movement Consultant
Anna R. Kaltenbach Assistant Stage Manager


Zach Bruman Director of Production
Tiffany Ledesma Technical Director
Sophia Fabiano Technical Director
Aela Brown Interim Head Stage Carpenter
Nina Hartt Head of Properties
Kieran Dament Assistant Scenic Carpenter
Susanna Feng Head Scenic Artist
Mike Mills Head Audio
Gordon Nesbitt Head Scenic Carpenter
Ash Ovington Head of Lighting
Janelle Stewart Head of Wardrobe