Runs from Tuesday November 7 2017 to Sunday November 19 2017

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


The Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4

Performance Notes

× Daughter, the most talked about show of the 2016 SummerWorks Performance Festival, premieres at The Theatre Centre this November. Both hysterical and disturbing, Daughter plays in the liminal space between autobiography and fiction. It is a darkly satirical piece about a father stuck in a moment of confusion - raised in patriarchy, confronting his new identity as a patriarch/father, and not knowing how to operate in the world. Daughter is a true thought disrupter that will leave you charged and ready to talk. This provocative one-man show about toxic masculinity is written by Canada’s Bouffon-King Adam Lazarus and co-created with Ann-Marie Kerr, Melissa D’Agostino and Jiv Parasram.

Daughter interrogates questions of culpability and complicity in our society. It examines the subtle and not so subtle ways we condone and encourage misogyny; “boys will be boys”.

★★★★ "Its themes are more urgent than ever...this is a strong, disturbing play, one you'll need to discuss with friends afterwards.” - NOW Magazine (Critics' Pick. Best of Fest: Outstanding Production, New Play, Direction and Performance.)

★★★★★ "Adam Lazarus's one-man show provides an enormous psychological impact. Daughter leaves an audience challenged and deeply unnerved from exposure to the ugliness of misogyny." - Torontoist

"Must-see. Daughter is the scariest show I’ve seen all year, as dangerously engaging (and genuinely funny) as it is brutally visceral.” - My Entertainment World (Award for Outstanding Solo Performance)

Co-produced by The Theatre Centre and QuipTake with Pandemic Theatre
Written & Performed by Adam Lazarus
Co-created by Adam Lazarus, Ann-Marie Kerr, Jivesh Parasram, Melissa D'Agostino
Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr
Sound Design and Composition by Richard Feren
Lighting Design by Michelle Ramsay
Producer for Pandemic Theatre: Tom Arthur Davis

Photo Credit Alejandro Santiago

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