2015 TORONTO PREMIERE: PROJECT: HUMANITY IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE THEATRE CENTRE
★★★1/2 (out of 4) – THE GLOBE AND MAIL
★★★★★ (out of 5) – THE TORONTOIST JANUARY 17-FEB 1, 2015
★★★ (out of 4)– TORONTO STAR
NNNN (out of 5) - NOW MAGAZINE
“The best theatre prods, provokes and informs. Writer/performer Andrew Kushnir’s Small Axe does all that, and a lot more…The script, and Alan Dilworth’s direction, are bracing in their directness and urgency.” - NOW Magazine
“Does the small axe represent the black community chopping their way through the overwhelming power of a white world? Or does it stand for all gay people, black and white, united in a hunt for equality? Both readings are possible in this uncompromising piece of verbatim theatre, which I guarantee will command your attention." - Toronto Star
TOP 10 SHOWS OF 2015 - THE GLOBE AND MAIL
TOP 10 SHOWS OF 2015 – THE TORONTOIST
A queer white documentary theatre-maker thinks he’s investigating homophobia in Jamaica.
But what starts as a quest to expose an injustice, turns into a burning call for his own personal transformation.
How do we justly engage with an injustice? To whom does an injustice “belong”? Through a constellation of encounters — with activists, refugees, priests and ministers, journalists, artists, Pride Week revelers, and many queer people of colour – Small Axe asks us to bravely face our differences in order to discover how intricately connected we are.
Created by playwright/performer Andrew Kushnir, director Alan Dilworth, and Project: Humanity (the company behind the award-winning The Middle Place).