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challenges and awakens the minds of its audiences.  This archival page lists our past productions.
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IN DARFUR

In Darfur marked the official launch of Theatre Awakening as a company in
2008.  An attempt to more widely address the war and genocide in Sudan,
Winter Miller's wrenching play felt as though it had been ripped from the
pages of the day's newspapers.  Mounted as part of the Summerworks
Festival, The Toronto Star called it "a hard hitting graphic description
wrapped up in a taut drama of escape and survival".
BURIED

Tessa King's dark comedy continued Theatre Awakening's winning streak of
producing thought provoking plays.  Dealing with the subjects of death and
grieving, Buried struck just the right tone, being both "emotionally wrought
and, at times, surprisingly funny" ( Eye Weekly ).  Produced as part of the
2010 Next Stage Festival, Buried is the first known play to have been
sponsored by a wholesale coffin company
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DESPERATE HOUSEPETS

Though not officially a Theatre Awakening production, Desperate Housepets
was the first collaboration between Andrew Lamb and Robert Watson.  A
triptych of playlets exploring the secret lives of ordinary housepets, the show
became both a critic and audience favourite. After a debut in the 2005
Summerworks Festival, the show toured to Wellington and Montreal,
eventually returning to Toronto for a sold out run in the 2006 Fringe Festival
and Best of Fringe.
The Toronto Star ran its review of Desperate Housepets in the A section of
the paper, calling the play "a Fringe triumph" and "an inspired piece of
insanity".
CHASING MARGARET FLATWOOD

A scathing and hilarious satire that put a spotlight on Toronto's wealthy elite,
Chasing Margaret Flatwood was a sold out hit that placed its audience inside
the living room of a corrupt and clueless 1% family.  The play was performed
at the historic Campbell House Museum, which added both gravity and
gravitas to the play's anti-establishment message.  Produced as part of the
2014 Toronto Fringe Festival.