Expect Theatre/ Spark Collective
Playwright & Director: Created and Directed by Chris Tolley and Laura Mullin
Cast: Beryl Bain, Lauren Brotman, Quancetia Hamilton, Muoi Nene, Peyson Rock, David Shelley, Richard Stewart
Company website: www.expect.org
Show website: www.expect.org/awake
A hit of the 2011 Fringe, AWAKE takes you deep into the heart of one of Toronto’s most violent neighbourhoods. Set in the funeral of a victim of gun violence, AWAKE explores the ripple effect of gangs within a community. Developed over three years, the production portrays the lives of those living in an “at risk” community. The show is made up entirely from interviews with mothers who lost sons, gang members, outreach workers, and police.
FACTORY MAINSPACE– 90 mins.
WARNINGS: Adult themes and coarse language.