the point or level at which something begins or changes
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 in Kingston, the Albion Hotel (Upstairs) in Guelph and at The Porch and Pint in Peterborough. Audio premiere at Kingston Storefront Fringe 2021. In person performances 2022 T.B.A.
Kafka and Son > based on Franz Kafka's "Letter to his Father" adapted by Mark Cassidy and Alon Nashman, Golden Lion International Theatre Festival, Lviv, Ukraine 2022, Edinburgh Fringe 2022, 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. Upcoming at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022.
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
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
Threshold's first play Princess Ivona at the Baby Grand Theatre in Kingston!
Phil Whitfied and André Bombardier
Jim Jones, Alon Nashman, Patrick Conner, Hume Baugh in Howl based on the poem by Allen Ginsberg
Hume Baugh and Liza Balkan in Forms of Devotion
Ian Grant as Jewel in As I Lay Dying
Suzanne Hersh and John Ng
Bert Paquin and Suzanne Hersh in The Evergreen: A Motel Play
Marg Hitchcock and Lauren Piece
A few responses to our work
“Beautiful, passionate, simply superb”
Adelina Fabiano, Mooney on Theatre--Swan Song of Maria: A Tragic Fairy Tale
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
Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine--Terror
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