The Runner

A Human Cargo Production with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille


ZAKA is an Orthodox Jewish volunteer force in Israel. They collect the remains of Jews killed in accidents. This one-person play follows Jacob – a ZAKA volunteer – as he grapples with the political and moral fall out of saving a woman’s life.

Venue: Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave.

Running Time: 70 minutes

Content Warnings: Mature Content, water-based haze, and strobe light


Performer: Gord Rand


Playwright: Christopher Morris
Director / Dramaturge: Daniel Brooks
Set/Costume Design: Gillian Gallow
Lighting Design: Bonnie Beecher
Composer and Sound Design: Alexander MacSween
Stage Management: Judy Farthing
Assistant Stage Manager: Ada Aguilar
Production Manager: Remington North
Publicity Designer: Eric Dizon
Artistic Director of Nephesh Theatre, Tel Aviv: Howard Rypp

Human Cargo is a Toronto-based theatre company devoted to the creation, production and touring of new theatrical works.

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