No One’s Special at the Hot Dog Cart

by Charlie Petch

WORLD PREMIERE | A Theatre Passe Muraille and Erroneous Productions Co-Production

Collage and poster design by Emily Jung

“Everything I needed to know about emergency response, I learned as a teenage hot dog vendor in downtown Toronto.”

Award winning playwright, author, and spoken word performer Charlie Petch (They/He) shares
their personal accounts of working at hot dog stands around downtown Toronto. Through spoken word, musical storytelling and de-escalation techniques, Charlie regales audiences with tales of survival, and kindness as a witness to life on the street.

No One’s Special at the Hot Dog Cart will tour to Public Energy Performing Arts, Peterborough on April 24, 2024

Show Dates

March 14th – 23rd, 2024
April 24, 2024 at Public Energy Performing Arts, Peterborough

Running Time: 65 minutes


All shows
Relaxed Environment

ASL Interpreted Performances:
Sunday March 17 at 2:00 pm
Friday March 22 at 7:30 pm


Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue)



$12 | $35 | $65

A man’s deep voice yelling in one part of the show.

Depictions of Violence, Strong Language, Sexual Content, Reference to Police Violence.

Company members of No One’s Special at the Hot Dog Cart are immunocompromised so we ask that audience members in the front two rows wear a mask while in the theatre. You are welcome to bring your own or one will be provided for you. The rest of the audience will be encouraged to wear masks as well, with the exception of our fully mask mandatory dates on:
*Thurs Mar 14th, 7:30PM
*Wed Mar 20th, 7:30PM

For more information please take a look at our COVID-19 Protocols

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

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Written & Performed by
Charlie Petch
Directed by
Autumn Smith
Dramaturgy by
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Stage Managed by
Flávia F. Martin
Set Design by
Joel Richardson
Sound Design by
Lighting Design by
Steph Raposo
Sound Assistant

Christopher Sutherland

Deaf Performer
Jaideep Goray
ASL Coach
Gaitrie Persaud, Phoenix The Fire
ASL-English Interpreters
Aneesa Mustafa & Emma Dehez