The Election

Theatre Passe Muraille presents a Common Boots Theatre Production
in association with Nightwood Theatre and Theatre Direct

Using integrated audio description with a live vocal score, all performances are accessible for Blind audiences and those with low vision.

In 2015, a group of theatre makers infiltrated the Canadian Federal Election as volunteers for three major political parties and documented their interactions. Exploring the intersection of Indigenous, Settler and Newcomer experiences with the political process, The Election sparks urgent dialogue just as Canadians are about to take another swing at the ballot box. With a live vocal score, this play asks: Do we have a voice and does that voice count?


Mainspace Theatre  |  16 Ryerson Ave.

Running Time:

2 hours & 20 minutes

(with a 15 min intermission)

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October 2019

Oct. 15 – Emerging Artists Night is a casual Q&A with ADs/GMs at the bar (post-show)

Oct 16 – The Prelude (pre-show at 6:45pm)

Oct. 17 – The Democratic Exchange Panel – hosted by John Beebe (Director, Democratic Engagement Exchange, Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University) with special guest Kathleen Wynne (post-show)

Oct. 20 – Relaxed Performance with Babes-in-arms allowed. Post- Show Q&A.

Oct. 23 – Women in Politics Panel (pre-show at 6:45pm)

Oct. 25 – Disability and Politics Q&A (post-show)

Oct. 26 – Discussion about Tamil Community and the Canadian Political
Landscape (evening performance | post-show)


Augusto Bitter

Rachel Cairns

Joelle Peters

Anand Rajaram

Rose Stella

Courtenay Stevens


Written by Natasha Greenblatt & Yolanda Bonnell with The Company*

Directed by Jennifer Brewin

Set and Projection Design by Anahita Dehbonehie

Lighting Design by Kaitlin Hickey

Costume Design by Jackie Chau

Composition and Music Direction by Alex Samaras

Dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan

Accessibility Dramaturgy by Alex Bulmer

Developed with the support of Studio 180 Theatre and the Banff Playwright’s Lab

*Original company members: Natasha Greenblatt, Yolanda Bonnell, Jennifer Brewin, Anand Rajaram, Courtenay Stevens, Qasim Kahn