THE MIDDLE PLACE
2011 WORLD PREMIERE AND FIRST NATIONAL TOUR:

★★★★ – EYE WEEKLY
★★★★ – TORONTO SUN
★★★1/2 – THE GLOBE AND MAIL
★★★★ – TIMES COLONIST, VICTORIA
NNNN – NOW MAGAZINE 2011

“It’s gritty, moving, disturbing, and sometimes funny. The use of language is astounding.”
-TIMES COLONIST 
“This is theatre that reflects its city in a way that is both urgent and entertaining.”
-THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“The onstage methods of The Middle Place could hardly be simpler. The impact is very powerful and also surprisingly complex…The way these kids talk can give you hope. Like them, the play makes painfully but not depressingly clear, we need it.” -NATIONAL POST

TORONTO THEATRE CRITICS’ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION / DORA AWARD NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY / summerworks jury prize for outstanding direction

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Project: Humanity brought a young, middle class playwright into one of Toronto's roughest neighbourhoods to conduct on-camera interviews with the residents of a youth shelter. That striking encounter is The Middle Place. Written by Andrew Kushnir and directed by Alan Dilworth, this documentary play has five actors portray 16 remarkable youth, 3 caseworkers and one well-intentioned outsider.