A hit of the 2011 Fringe, AWAKE takes you deep into the heart of one of Toronto’s most violent neighbourhoods, and explores the ripple effect of gangs within a community. Developed over three years, the production is based on real stories and portrays the triumphs and challenges 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 the police.

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4 OUT OF 4 STARS – Toronto Star
NNNN – NOW Magazine
“Awake is the sum of all its dynamic parts” –  Mooney on Theatre
“Necessary, Relevant and Honest” –  Theatre Isn’t Dead
“Awake is a call to action, and we need to take notice. Now.” –  Theatromania
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Photo Credit: Steve Carty

Created and Directed By

Chris Tolley and Laura Mullin


Beryl Bain, Lauren Brotman, Quancetia Hamilton, Muoi Nene, Peyson Rock, David Shelley, Richard Stewart

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