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Henry G20

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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.

Henry G20

Date & Time

Available until November 30


Audio Description
Radio LUMI
Venue Guide
Visual Story

To learn more about the Accessibility features of this project click on the Visual Story link above

Download the Henry G20 App

Listen to Henry G20 in the app. View the Augmented Reality Posters below.

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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

Event Supporters

Produced by:Henry G20 Group
Co-commissioned and produced in association with
Project Supporters:The School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary
The Lawrence Family Foundation
Nathalie Des Rosiers
Naomi Campbell
Peter Biro
Pia Kleber
Liz Smyth

Henry G20 Creative Team

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

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