by Tristan R. Whiston and Moynan King | A ReDefine Arts and Theatre Passe Muraille Co-Production


Tristan R. Whiston | Photographer: Henry Chan

How do we reconcile all of who we have been, with who we are now, and who we are yet to become?

Enter the world of Trace: an interdisciplinary performance about the voice in transition. 

Created by Tristan R. Whiston and Moynan King, Trace focuses on the ongoing nature of queer being and becoming. By transforming a private story into a public performance, audiences will be taken on a journey across time and identity.

Beginning with archival audio recordings of Tristan’s singing voice across different stages of his gender transition, Trace integrates sound art, music, and video in an immersive and interactive live performance. Archival footage of the 1990’s cabaret act The Boychoir of Lesbos, created by Tristan and co-realized by Moynan, is woven in as a tangible example of the ways that performance can extend and realize gender identification using the voice as a key method of doing so. 

In the current iteration of the show, Trace gestures toward a queer future with the live performance of a newly realized trans/non-binary/gender-queer choir that reflects the changing nature of queer community and identity.

Show Runs

April 21 to 30, 2023

Running Time: 65 minutes


Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) Mainspace Theatre



$10 | $30 | $60

Environmental Warnings: Some pulsing and flashing white light. Sound can be very loud at times (and is located all around the theatre space); limited hearing protection is available at the box office.


Co-Creator and Performer

Tristan R. Whiston

Co-Creator and Director

Moynan King*


Anna Camilleri

Production Manager/ Lighting Designer

Charissa Wilcox

Stage Manager

Becky Gold

Video Designer

Jeremy Mimnagh

Set Design

Trixie and Beever 

Costume Design

Jasmine King

Sound Designer/ Composition 

Tristan R. Whiston with Moynan King

Stand-up Coach

Dawn Whitwell

Still Photography

Henry Chan

Access Consultant

Alex Bulmer

The Epic Choir of Traceland

Arin Klein
Annanda DeSilva
Celina Carroll 
Eli Holliday
Gehan Udayanga 
Isabella Cavalheiro-Chin 
Kay Jones
Megan Wilk 
Nigel Wynne 
Riley Kelk 
Theo Ryan
Van Ward
Wy Joung Kou  
Zena Lord

* The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the DOT Policy.

Tickets & Show times

Photo of the back of a person wearing a white brimmed hat with a black band around the circumference, as well as a pale-coloured blazer. Projections of rainbow colours are being projected on their back, showing blue and green colours on their hat and pink ,red, and purple colours on their blazer. The image is framed on the left and right by two red vertical lines. Red text overlay reads: "Trace by Tristan R. Whiston and Moynan King"

Please be aware there is some pulsing and flashing white light during this performance. 

All performances of Trace will be Blind Friendly. Blind Friendly performances have been imagined with audiences who are Blind or have low vision in mind.  Trace is a sonically rich and layered production.

Theatre Guides will be available on:

Saturday, April 22, 2023 – 2pm
Sunday, April 23, 2023 – 2pm
Saturday, April 29, 2023 – 2pm

Theatre Guides are not trained Audio Describers, but are trained as Theatre Guides who will Lead you through the show experience and describe visual parts of the show.

If you cannot make one of the three Theatre Guide Performances please let us know when you book your ticket(s), and we can schedule you a Theatre Guide to support you at any of the other performances. You can call the Box Office and request a guide at: 416-504-7529 or email Jenn at:

All performances of Trace will be Relaxed Performances. Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members and their families who could benefit from a more relaxed environment, including Autistic and neurodivergent patrons. Find out more about Relaxed Performances

Click here to download the Trace Visual Story (Word Document)

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

Trace to copy something by putting translucent paper on top of it and drawing the visible outlines.

Trace – to find out where somebody is, or who somebody was.

Trace a sign, such as a footprint, that remains behind to show the former presence of a person or thing no longer; a physical sign of the passage of a person.