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“Profoundly unnerving, intriguing and affecting” – NOW Magazine

Peter is trying to tell us his story. He has lived “a colourful life”, not that he’s bragging about it. It’s just the way it is when you’ve been abandoned as a child (twice) and you end up living under a bridge or in a motel with a circus carney. So now Peter is putting on a show, using his most treasured possessions as props and an unpublished memoir as a kind of script. He’s not necessarily a major player in the memoir – definitely not the main character – but he doesn’t mind improvising.

A raucous, heartbreaking and slightly unhinged performance of love and abandonment from celebrated Canadian theatre artists Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks.
 

Click on the images to download the digital program and enrichment guide:

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Warnings: 
Strong language, mature themes


Running time: 
Approximately 80 minutes, no intermission


*The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance•Opera•Theatre Policy.


Cast & Crew

Production
Writer Daniel MacIvor*
Daniel MacIvor* photo

Daniel MacIvor*

Daniel MacIvor (he/him) is originally from Unama’ki/Cape Breton and currently divides his time between there and Tkaronto/Toronto. Daniel has written numerous award-winning theatre productions including See Bob Run, Never Swim Alone and New Magic Valley Fun Town, and he has received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, and an Obie Award and a GLAAD Award for his play In On It. In 2018 Daniel wrote the libretto for Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian, staged at the Canadian Opera Company. Also a screenwriter Daniel has written the films Marion Bridge, Wilby Wonderful, Trigger and Weirdos for which he won a Canadian Screen Award for best original screenplay. He runs reWork Productions with Marcie Januska.

Daniel Brooks* photo
Daniel Brooks*

Director / Dramaturg

Director / Dramaturg Daniel Brooks*
Daniel Brooks* photo

Daniel Brooks*

Daniel Brooks is a writer, director performer and teacher. His many works include a series of monologues created with Daniel MacIvor, multi-media work with Rick Miller, direction of work by John Mighton, Beckett, Sophocles, Ibsen, Chekhov and Goethe, and the musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Other original work includes his recent one man show Other People, The Full Light of Day, The Noam Chomsky Lectures, Insomnia, The Eco Show, The Good Life, Bigger Than Jesus, Pokey Jones, Divisadero and a series of plays created with Don McKellar and Tracy Wright (The Augusta Company). He was Artistic Director of Necessary Angel from 2003-2012. He has been the Barker Fairley Distinguished Visitor at U of T, associate artist at Soulpepper Theatre and Buddies and Bad Times. His many awards include the Siminovitch Prize for direction. His work has toured across Canada and around the world.

Marcie Januska photo
Marcie Januska

Producer

Producer Marcie Januska
Marcie Januska photo

Marcie Januska

Marcie Januska (she/her) has been an arts administrator and stage manager for over 25 years. She is the co-founder and Producer at reWork Productions and the Producer at Alberta Theatre Projects. Previously she was Co-Producer at Spontaneous Theatre/Northan Industries and General Manager at The Coal Mine Theatre. She has worked in a producer/associate position for Theatre Direct, Eldritch Theatre, Appledore Productions, and fu-GEN Theatre and held administrative positions at Banff Centre’s opera program, Vancouver Opera, and Calgary International Children’s Festival. As a stage manager, she worked on over 150 shows, including over 45 new plays.

Alison Crosby* photo
Alison Crosby*

Stage Manager

Stage Manager Alison Crosby*
Alison Crosby* photo

Alison Crosby*

Alison Crosby is a multidisciplinary theatre artist currently based in Kjipuktuk / Halifax. She is a graduate of Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies. Stage management credits include The Rocky Horror Show (Neptune Theatre); YAGA, Samqwan, House, Silence, Sucker (Highland Arts Theatre); Hook Line & Sinner (Ship’s Company Theatre); Kingfisher Days (Festival Antigonish). Assistant stage management credits include The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time (National Arts Centre); Calendar Girls, Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Last Wife, The Last Five Years (Neptune Theatre); Stage Kiss, The Hound of the Baskervilles (Festival Antigonish); After Eepersip Disappeared, Chasing Champions (Ship’s Company Theatre). Upcoming stage management: Ballad of the Motherland (Neptune Theatre).

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Kimberly Purtell

Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer Kimberly Purtell
Kimberly Purtell photo

Kimberly Purtell

Kimberly Purtell is a Toronto based lighting designer for theatre, opera and dance. Kimberly’s designs have been seen across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Prague, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Russia. She has designed for various companies in Canada including Mirvish Productions, Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage, Citadel Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Vancouver Playhouse, Soulpepper, Dancemakers, Harbourfront World Stage, Tarragon Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Necessary Angel, Tapestry New Opera, Vancouver & Beijing Cultural Olympiads, The Banff Centre, Studio 180 and many others.

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Deanna H. Choi

Sound Designer

Sound Designer Deanna H. Choi
Deanna H. Choi photo

Deanna H. Choi

Deanna H. Choi (she/her) composes original music for film/TV and designs sonic environments for live performance. Recent screen credits include Last of the Right Whales (HitPlay/CBC); Relax, I’m From The Future (Universal/Wango Films); He Murdered Sleep (Boxenworks). She has participated in artist residencies at the Canadian Film Centre Slaight Music Lab, Banff Centre and SOCAN Foundation. She is an award-winning violinist, has collaborated on over 100 theatre and dance productions across Canada and the US, and teaches sound design at the National Theatre School of Canada. She is the 2020 laureate of the Pauline McGibbon Award and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada, SCGC, SOCAN, SCL, AWFC. She lives in Toronto on Treaty 13 Territory. splitbrainsound.com.

Dasha Plett photo
Dasha Plett

Associate Sound Designer

Associate Sound Designer Dasha Plett
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Dasha Plett

Dasha Plett is a Winnipeg-based artist working with performance, writing and media. Sound designer/composer credits include the Stratford Festival, Royal MTC, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Cercle Molière, Theatre Projects Manitoba, OneTrunk Theatre, Frances Koncan, Debbie Patterson and Alexandra Elliot. Dasha is also one half of We Quit Theatre, a performance collective with Gislina Patterson that has presented their work at Buddies in Bad Times, SummerWorks, PushOFF, Stratfest@Home, Théâtre Catapulte, OFFTA and LOMAA. 

Stephanie MacDonald photo
Stephanie MacDonald

Assistant Director

Assistant Director Stephanie MacDonald

Stephanie MacDonald

Cast
Daniel MacIvor* photo
Daniel MacIvor*

Performer

Performer Daniel MacIvor*
Daniel MacIvor* photo

Daniel MacIvor*

Daniel MacIvor (he/him) is originally from Unama’ki/Cape Breton and currently divides his time between there and Tkaronto/Toronto. Daniel has written numerous award-winning theatre productions including See Bob Run, Never Swim Alone and New Magic Valley Fun Town, and he has received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, and an Obie Award and a GLAAD Award for his play In On It. In 2018 Daniel wrote the libretto for Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian, staged at the Canadian Opera Company. Also a screenwriter Daniel has written the films Marion Bridge, Wilby Wonderful, Trigger and Weirdos for which he won a Canadian Screen Award for best original screenplay. He runs reWork Productions with Marcie Januska.

Reviews

"Peter has found a way to speak his own truth and he makes us feel as though he couldn't have done it without us."

NOW Magazine
FULL REVIEW

Tickets

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Production ID: 30407
Start Date: 11/30/2022 12:22:03 PM
End Date: 12/17/2022 12:22:11 PM
Title: Let's Run Away
Playwright: Written & Performed
by Daniel MacIvor
Billing: Directed & Dramaturged
by Daniel Brooks 
for reWork Productions
Warnings: Strong language, mature themes
Synopsis: “Profoundly unnerving, intriguing and affecting” – NOW Magazine

Peter is trying to tell us his story. He has lived “a colourful life”, not that he’s bragging about it. It’s just the way it is when you’ve been abandoned as a child (twice) and you end up living under a bridge or in a motel with a circus carney. So now Peter is putting on a show, using his most treasured possessions as props and an unpublished memoir as a kind of script. He’s not necessarily a major player in the memoir – definitely not the main character – but he doesn’t mind improvising.

A raucous, heartbreaking and slightly unhinged performance of love and abandonment from celebrated Canadian theatre artists Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks.
 

Click on the images to download the digital program and enrichment guide:

Ovation2Cover.jpg /LetsRunAwayGuideCover.jpg

Facility: Tom Hendry Warehouse
Alternate URL: https://royalmtc.ca/Current-Plays/Lets-Run-Away.aspx
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