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Would You Say The Name of This Play? (nggrfg) ()

Produced by

Young People’s Theatre

Writer: Berend McKenzie
Directors: Allen MacInnis and Tanisha Taitt


The Nathan Cohen Theatre


November 21, 2011


November 21st, 2011 – December 3rd, 2011


In a series of stories based on his life, Berend McKenzie presents his one-man show about Buddy, a boy
growing up both black and gay, who is the target of taunts and marginalization. Buddy fluctuates between
being an outcast, a rebel, a dropout and a survivor. Ultimately, he finds the power to face down the two
very different, wounding words that affected his life. (


Berend McKenzie Buddy

Creative Team

Berend McKenzie Writer
Allen MacInnis Co-Director
Tanisha Taitt Co-Director
Michael Kruse Lighting Designer
Gavin Fearon Sound Designer
Stephen Colella Dramaturge
Darrin Hagen Dramaturge


Kai-Yueh Chen Stage Manager