Previous shows

Allistonian Brockvillian Dionysian > written and performed by Mark Cassidy.  Memories of growing up in a hotel and motel in small-town Ontario.  Workshopped at  The Monarch Tavern, The Gladstone Hotel, Amp Studio Café  and  Free Times Café  in Toronto as well at the RCHA Club/Standeasy in Kingston, the Albion Hotel (Upstairs) in Guelph and at The Porch and Pint  in Peterborough. Upcoming audio premiere at Kingston Storefront Fringe 2021, Aug. 2-15

 

Kafka and Son >  based on Franz Kafka's "Letter to his Father" adapted by Mark Cassidy and Alon Nashman,  Soho Playhouse Encore Series, Oct. 2017, Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Kafka Festival, London Jewish Cultural Centre, Oct. 2015, Johannesburg & National Arts Festival Grahamstown, South Africa,  July 2015, National Arts Festival Grahamstown 2014, The Hague/Prague/Leeds U.K., 2013,  Edinburgh Fringe 2011 & 2010,  London Fringe 2008,  Iceland National Theatre, 2007, Canadian Fringe Tour, 2007, Al Green Theatre Toronto, 2006, Harbourfront Worldstage Festival 2005, Ashkenaz Festival 2004

 

To End All Wars  > Letters from soldiers and others involved in Canadian wars of the past 100 years, based on the book by Audrey and Paul Grescoe, Peter Mackendrick Gallery, Artscape Wychwood Barns, Nov., 2014

 

How Can I Kill You If I Look Into Your Eyes > an interactive theatrical installation presented as part of LabCab Parkdale, 2014

 

The Bird of the Ghetto > Staged reading of play by Chava Rosenfarb in association with Holocaust Education Week, Steelworker's Hall, Nov. 2012

 

Change Room > Collective, The Toronto Fringe Festival, as part of the AlleyPlays, 2012

 

The Girl in the Picture Tries to Hang up the Phone > by Hume Baugh, in association with Videofag, 2013, Theatre Kingston/Baby Grand, 2012,  Zoofest Theatre Festival, Montreal 2009, Ottawa/Windsor Fringe Festivals 2008, HATCH, Harbourfront, 2007 

 

Swan Song of Maria (A Tragic Fairy Tale) > by Carol Cece Anderson in association with El Destino Productions The Fringe of Toronto’s Next Stage Festival, Factory Studio Theatre, 2011
 

Forms of Devotion > theatrical adaptation of book of stories and pictures  by Diane Schoemperlen - Baby Grand Theatre Sept./Oct. 2009 in association with Theatre Kingston, previously at Summerworks/Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 2002
 

besidemyselfworld > based on the diaires of Birger Sellin, in association with New Adventures in Sound Art, Loop Centre for Lively Arts, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 2009
 

Terror > site-specific piece exploring world of Edgar Allan Poe created with Puppetmongers and presented in and around industrial building in east end of Toronto, 2006
 

The City in which I Love You >  original piece exploring voices, stories and portraits of the GTA 2009, Ellington's Cafe, Drake Hotel  as part of Deep Wireless Festival, 2006  
 

That Time > site-specific staging of the play  by Samuel Beckett, in CPR abandoned building Cherry & Mill Sts, Toronto, 2000, workshop version developed with Joseph Chaikin
 

Howl > adaptation of the poem by Allen  Ginsberg, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 1999
 

The Hairy Ape > all-female adaptation of play by  Eugene O'Neill ,set in Canada's P4W, Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 1998
 

In The Language of Love > adaptation of the novel by Diane  Schoemperlen , Earl St. Theatre Kingston/Ford Studio Theatre,  Toronto, 1996/97
 

As I Lay Dying > site-specific adaptation of novel  by William Faulkner - Block D Kingston/Ashbridges Bay Park, Toronto, 1995, in Kingston & Edmonton, 1989

 

Fearful Symmetry > fusion of poems and drawings by William Blake with Eugene O'Neill's play Welded, Baby Grand Theatre, 1994
 

Jewel > by Joan MacLeod , Baby Grand Theatre, 1993
 

The Factory > original musical based on  life of Andy Warhol and his friends, Baby Grand Theatre, 1993
 

Foment > world premiere of play by James Purdy - Baby Grand /Annex Theatre, Toronto, 1992
 

Beautiful Losers > premiere adaptation of the novel by Leonard Cohen, Baby Grand Kingston/Theatre Centre Toronto, 1991
 

Holding The Pieces > Letters of Canadians at War in the  20th Century, Baby Grand Theatre, 1991
 

White Buildings > a response to the life and poetry  of Hart Crane, Woolen Mill, Kingston/Poor Alex,  Toronto, 1990
 

Adeline/The Berry Picker > two short plays by James Purdy, Kingston Fringe Festival, 1990
 

The Fall of the House of Usher> based on the story by Edgar Allen Poe, Woolen Mill, February, 1989

 

True > Canadian premiere of 3 short plays  by James Purdy , Woolen Mill Kingston, Rhubarb Festival Toronto, 1988
 

A Day After The Fair > world premiere  of play by James Purdy , The Woolen Mill, Kingston, 1988
 

The Evergreen: A Motel  Play > site-specific piece based on texts by Tennessee Williams, Michel Tremblay, David Freeman and found objects in the Cataraqui Motel, Kingston, 1987
 

Princess Ivona > Canadian premiere of play by Witold  Gombrowicz , Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston, 1987  

 

 

               

Princess Ivona
Princess Ivona

Threshold's first play Princess Ivona at the Baby Grand Theatre in Kingston!

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White Buildings
White Buildings

Phil Whitfied and André Bombardier

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Howl
Howl

Jim Jones, Alon Nashman, Patrick Conner, Hume Baugh in Howl based on the poem by Allen Ginsberg

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Forms of Devotion
Forms of Devotion

Hume Baugh and Liza Balkan in Forms of Devotion

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As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying

Ian Grant as Jewel in As I Lay Dying

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The City in which I Love You
The City in which I Love You

Suzanne Hersh and John Ng

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The Evergreen
The Evergreen

Bert Paquin and Suzanne Hersh in The Evergreen: A Motel Play

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besidemyselfworld
besidemyselfworld

Sebastian Schaëfer

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In the Language of Love
In the Language of Love

Marg Hitchcock and Lauren Piece

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A few responses to our work
 

“Beautiful, passionate, simply superb” 

Adelina Fabiano, Mooney on Theatre--Swan Song of Maria:  A Tragic Fairy Tale

 

“Thrilling....brilliantly realized”

Robert Cushman, National Post--Kafka and Son

 

"Pure unadulterated surreal goodness”

Eva Marie Clarke, Vue Weekly--Kafka and Son 

 

"A seamless wonder" 

Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star--Forms of Devotion

 

"Highly imaginative...spectacular" 

Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine--Terror

 

"Gutsy...striking...hugely effective" 

Kamal-Al-Soyalee,  Eye Magazine--Howl

 

"Gloriously physical...exuberantly theatrical...grand entertainment"   

Kate Taylor, Globe & Mail--Howl

 

"Fascinating, captivating theatre"    

Jennie Punter, Kingston Whig-Standard--As I Lay Dying

 

"Tremendous...utterly compelling...a knockout show" 

Marc Horton, Edmonton Journal --As I Lay Dying

 

"Risky, atmospheric and potent" 

Frederic Duquette, Studio Magazine--Beautiful Losers

 

"Alternately playful and intense...mesmerizing"   

Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine--White Buildings 

 

"Startling and powerful"

Kevin Ewert, C.K.L.N. Radio--White Buildings