Theatre By Committee
"A camel is a horse designed by committee."

"A CAMEL IS A HORSE DESIGNED BY A COMMITTEE"

2016 SEASON

FAITH

October 19 - 30, 2016 | St. Luke's United Church Chapel, Toronto

The show is a modern retelling of the biblical story of David and Bathsheba from her eyes: the story of a young woman as she comes of age. While dealing with the death of her absent father, Faith sinks deeper into a crisis of religion, and an infatuation with her youth minister.

Written by Ben Hayward | Directed by Brandon Gillespie

Featuring: Lindsey Middleton & Ben Hayward

Lighting Design by Kelly Anderson

FAITH

Best New Play, Hamilton Fringe Festival '16

July 14 - 24, 2016 | Hamilton Theatre Inc., Hamilton

The show is a modern retelling of the biblical story of David and Bathsheba from her eyes: the story of a young woman as she comes of age. While dealing with the death of her absent father, Faith sinks deeper into a crisis of religion, and an infatuation with her youth minister.

Written by Ben Hayward | Directed by Brandon Gillespie

Featuring: Lindsey Middleton & Ben Hayward

Praise for Faith

“ It doesn't take long for audiences to see that there's more to [Faith] than what meets the eye…Faith is visceral and raw, employing shock value through vulgar and uncomfortable language. If you prefer theatre that's politically correct and you don't want to run the risk of being called out by Middleton's "horny and rude" character, this likely isn't the play for you. However, if you're looking for an exuberant two-person show that's tense in just the right places, Faith's combination of physical comedy and wit will be for you.”

-Jessica Rose, Raise the Hammer

I feel that this is what the theatre does best, showing us intimacy in a simple, immediate and direct manner…it is the “emotional nudity” – the bearing of one’s soul – which is what is so memorable about this production…It was an intense experience I can tell you.”

-Brian Morton, Arts Ally

The script is funny, acerbic, and heartbreaking, but it is Middleton’s performance that brings it to life. Faith is the kind of play where you root for objectively bad things to happen, because characters you have fallen in love with want those things to happen…I for one will not regret the experience.”

-Rachel More, View Magazine

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Family Debts

Presented as part of the Winter Play Project

April 14 - 17, 2016 | Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto

Ed and his sister Cara are sent to live on their aunt Lillian’s farm after the collapse of their parents’ marriage. Years later, Ed struggles to reconnect with Lillian, all the while attempting to come to terms with the time they spent together, and the place Lillian took in his life.

Written by Kelly Anderson | Directed by Brian Postalian

Featuring: Suzanne Crone, Owen Fawcett & Hannah Jack

Design by Kelly Anderson

Comme-ci, Comme-ça

Presented as part of the Winter Play Project

April 14 - 17, 2016 | Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto

An ordinary dinner party becomes anything but when the hosts and their guests lose track of who is who. Simon and Hilary appear to be the hosts. Then there's Don, their guest, and finally Phoebe, (better known as Perry) the final guest who bares a rather large secret.

Written by Christian Tribuzio| Directed by Cory Doran

Featuring: Brandon Gillespie, Ben Hayward, Lindsey Middleton & Sarah Robbins

Design by Kelly Anderson

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