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× Cockroach
By Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)

Directed by Mike Payette
Choreographed by Hanna Kiel

September 13 – October 9, 2022 in the Mainspace

A cockroach smoking catnip. A bard lamenting over immortality. A boy stuck in a sticky situation. Three splinters caught in a collision of language, longing, and lobsters (who sometimes burst, and who sometimes burp).

From Toronto Theatre Critics award-winning playwright Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho), Cockroach is a coming-of-age play about the stories we tell ourselves to comfort, to survive, to resist, to overcome, and to be.

Written by Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)
Directed by Mike Payette
Choreography by Hanna Kiel
Featuring: Karl Ang. 郝邦宇 Steven Hao and Anton Ling
Set and Costume design by Christine Ting-Huan Urquhart
Lighting Design by Arun Srinivasan
Sound Design by Deanna H. Choi
Assistant Sound Design by River Cecil Oliveira
Associate Direction by Damon Bradley Jang
Production Dramaturgy by Myekah Payne
Stage Management by Emilie Aubin
Apprentice Stage Management by Jaimee Q. Vicente-Hall

Please Note: Masks are required in the theatre.
Please be advised Cockroach uses water-based haze and includes strong language, depictions of sexual violence, and staged smoking

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