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Previous Shows

Late Nights with Mark the C. written and performed by Mark Cassidy, directed by Suzanne Hersh.  Radio theatre piece exploring the theme of Walls, which premiered on CFRC's Shortwave Theatre Festival November 2022.  A live version of this show is also being developed. 

Allistonian Brockvillian Dionysian > written and performed by Mark Cassidy. Directed by Hume Baugh. 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 2024 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.  

 

The Girl in the Picture Tries to Hang up the Phone > by Hume Baugh, as part of Lunation/Threshold 2018, in association with Videofag, 2013, Theatre Kingston/Baby Grand, 2012,  Zoofest Theatre Festival, Montreal 2009, Ottawa/Windsor Fringe Festivals 2008, HATCH, Harbourfront, 2007 

 

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

Swan Song of Maria (A Tragic Fairy Tale) > by Carol Cece Anderson in association with El Destino Productions at 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
 

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

 

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 an industrial building in Leslieville area of Toronto, 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  

 

 

               

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

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