Directors' Showcase: East of Berlin

When and Where

Friday, November 30, 2018 9:00 pm to 10:20 pm
Saturday, December 01, 2018 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm
Sunday, December 02, 2018 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Luella Massey Studio Theatre
4 Glen Morris Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J1


East of Berlin, a three-person play by Halifax-based playwright, Hannah Moscovitch, follows Rudi, a postwar German as he attempts to cope with the discovery of his father’s past as a Nazi Doctor. Wrung with bitterness and dark humour, the play’s intimacy with its main character produces a feeling of suspicion and dread. On multiple occasions in this episodic piece, the audience is asked to evaluate Rudi’s behaviour as he attempts to escape the shadows of his familial past, using deliberate and willful distortions of his experiences. The play begs the question: Are we stranded to live in the shadows of our parents?

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Rudi: Enzo Campa

Hermann: Ryan Gordon Taylor

Sarah: Margaret Rose


Creative Team

Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch

Director: Jacob Kay

Set & Light Design: Paul Stoesser

Costume Designer: Alyssa Barbieri

Sound Design: Doshel Zhang

Props: Beka Morrison

Stage Manager: Laura Philipps

Production Manager: Giuseppe Condello

Technical Director: Paul Stoesser

Assistant Light Design: Doshel Zhang

Assistant Set Design: William Dao

Assistant Sound Design: Alison Starkey

Assistant Stage Managers: Brad Gira, Alison Starkey

Intimacy Direction: Leslie Durward

Intimacy Consultants: Jade Elliot, Siobhan Richardson

Poster Design: Kenneth Collins


Course Instructor: Leah Cherniak

Assistant Course Instructor: Julia Mattias

Special Thanks: Jade Elliot, Siobhan Richardson, Julie Phillips, Janice Fraser, Snezana Pesic, Peter Freund, Linda Phillips, Jason Kay, Kenneth Collins, Doug McKendrick, Doug Hook, The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, Chris Warrilow, Fantastic Creations Props, Weapons & FXS