our place

our place by Kanika Ambrose | Cahoots Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille Co-Production


“There have been many fine new Canadian plays to premiere this season. But none has the clarity, emotional pull and power of Kanika Ambrose‘s our place…It feels like a new Canadian classic.” — Glenn Sumi @nowtoronto

Kanika is leaning on the staircase on the second floor of theatre passe muraille. there is a beige mural on the wall across from her. Natural lights shine on her face.

Photo credit: Dahlia Katz

our place takes us to Jerk Pork Castle in Scarborough— “if you don’t know about it, you better be about it and ask about it!”— where newcomers Andrea and Niesha work in exchange for cash under the table. As the two scrape out a life in Canada, they must also navigate their status as undocumented workers.

This funny, keenly observant script unveils the lives of these undocumented Caribbean workers who go to desperate lengths to get Canadian  citizenship — a moving, timely story of those rendered invisible in a ‘welcoming’ Canada.

Show Runs

November 18 – December 3, 2022

Runtime: 120min (there is no intermission)


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace Theatre, 16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto


Pay What You Can Afford between three price points:

$10 | $30 | $60


Actor Virgillia Griffith and Sophia Walker's headshots are collaged onto a bright TPM staircase, same as Kanika's. Virgilia wears long locks that are half tied back wearing a white dress. Sophia has her short natural hair out, smiling confidently with her arms on her hips
Kanika Ambrose
Sabryn Rock
Lisa Alves
Tanisha Taitt
Associate Producer
Samantha Vu
Production Supervisor
Rebecca Vandevelde
Stage Manager
Jennifer Stobart
Production Manager
Maya Royer
Rehearsal Stage Manager
Emilie Aubin
Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager
Wei Qing Tan
Assistant Stage Manager
Reva Lokhande
Set and Costumes Designer
Sim Suzer
Head of Props
Chynah Philadelphia
Set and Costume Design Mentor
Joanna Yu
Lighting Designer
Shawn Henry
Video Designer
Shayne Levine
Sound Designer
Dialect Coach
Alicia Richardson
Intimacy Coordinator
Anita Nittoly
Virgilia Griffith
Sophia Walker
Pablo Ogunlesi
Tremaine Nelson

Image of Virgilia Griffith and Sophia Walker by Denise Grant

Tickets and showtime

our place runs November 18 – December 3, 2022! If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416.504.7529 or by email at info@passemuraille.on.ca.

November 25th is Black Out Night!

Black Out Nights are performances exclusively for Black audiences. The spirit behind this evening is to provide a space for Black theatre-goers to experience a show for them, by them. The Black Out Night event also facilitates a safe environment for a personal and intimate discussion on the work made and performed by Black artists. We are committed to continue offering Black Out Night performances for all Black playwrights and artists in future seasons. 

Learn more about the program here.

Showtimes are now available on the box office page! As always, don’t hestiate to reach out  to our Box Office staff at 416.504.7529 or by email at info@passemuraille.on.ca.

This show will have English captions for all performances.  Audio Description is available on Nov 27 and Dec 3 at 2pm and will be described by Rebecca Singh of Superior Description Services. 

Click here to Listen to the pre-show Notes for the Audio Described performance

There are Q&As on the following performances

Nov 25 (Black out night* for Black audiences only)
Nov 30 (school matinee)
Dec 1 (a usual evening performance)

More about the show

“It’s incredible nowadays to hear about so many Scarborough artists and talents who are making strides — But then again, it’s not uncommon for areas where racialized folks live and that have been described as “troubled” in the media to eventually become “cool.” It’s also not uncommon for excellence to emerge from those same circumstances. “

Audio Promo

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