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Produced by Henry G20 Group. Co-commissioned and produced in association with Luminato Festival Toronto and The Bentway Conservancy.
Image of Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah as Henry by Debbie Deer.
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A Shakespearean Play in the Streets of Toronto
Conceived and directed by Christine Brubaker and co-written by Brubaker and Constantine X. Anastasakis, Henry G20 freely adapts Shakespeare’s Henry V in a contemporary retelling of the conflict between police and protestors during the G20 Summit protests in Toronto in June 2010.
Melding new text with verse and form from Henry V, this podcast addresses unanswered questions from that fateful weekend where hundreds of people, protesters, and innocent bystanders were kettled, arrested, and detained.
Follow Henry, played by Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah, the headstrong leader of a grassroots activist organization as she leads her community in peaceful protest through downtown Toronto. Experience the unanticipated chaos of the Black Bloc, burning police cars, and a stand-off with the newly militarized police force. Bear witness to the events surrounding the largest mass arrest in Canadian history. Investigate the meaning of leadership as ideas and ideologies clash in the streets.
Henry G20 is a tour of Toronto set during the G20 protests and brought to life through PodPlays (podcast plays) and a personalized multimedia experience accessed through a mobile app at the original sites or anywhere you choose.
Henry G20 is a theatre play delivered via podcast and augmented reality app. Please download the app above or listen to the podcast below.
AR Sites in Toronto
- Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street
October 13 – November 11
Monday – Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday – Sunday 8am – 3pm
Staffed October 13 12pm – 2pm and October 16 12pm – 2pm
Closest TTC stop is College Station
- CSI Spadina
192 Spadina Avenue
October 13 – November 11
Monday – Sunday 8am – 6pm
Staffed October 13 12pm – 2pm, October 15 4:30pm – 6:30pm, October 16 12pm – 2pm
Closest TTC stop is Osgoode Station
- The Bentway (Skate Trail)
250 Fort York Boulevard
October 13 – 24
Monday – Friday 12pm – 7:30pm
Saturday – Sunday 10:30am – 7:30pm
Staffed October 15 4:30pm – 6:30pm
October 16 12pm – 2pm
Closest TTC stop is Union Station
The Lawrence Family Foundation
Nathalie Des Rosiers
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Henry G20 Creative Team
Creative Director – Writer/Director of Henry G20
Constantine X. Anastasakis
Performer, "Jimmy" All-Justice
Performer, Anna "OCAP"
Performer, Chief Jill Blair
Performer, "Angela" Canterbury
Performer, "Constable" Montjoy
Performer, "Major" Denton
Performer, "Constable" Officer Williams
Christine Brubaker, Creative Director, Writer/Director
Constantine X. Anastasakis, Co-Writer
Miquelon Rodriguez, Sound Designer and Mixer
Debbie Deer, Visual Lead
Jacob Niedzwiecki, App Developer
Luke Garwood, App Developer
Laura Philipps, Producer
Allie Fenwick, Production Associate
Neta Rose, Associate Artist
Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah, Associate Artist
Ruslan Makarov, 3D Modeller
Raeburn Ferguson, Pre-Production Associate
Greg Sinclair, PodPlay Consultant
Caroline Hollway, Producer