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SEPT 3rd, 11th, 12th

A one-person show about MAN and his dog Sheldon, aka
Mr. Wonderful. The story is a journey about looking back and moving on, an exploration into discovering one’s own mental health, how to thrive beyond a diagnosis, and the power of unconditional love.

THE TEAM

ALLISTER MACDONALD

MAN

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Allister (Allie) MacDonald is a Cape Breton born Actor based in Toronto. 2020 ACTRA Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Performance for his portrayal of Drag Queen JOAN of Arkansas in the Feature Film Stage Mother (eOne/Momentum), starring alongside Lucy Liu & 2x Academy Award Nominee Jacki Weaver.Theatre Credits (Selected): Whale Riding Weather (TheatreOutre); This London Life (The Grand/Morris Panych); Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare In Love (Neptune); Foreign Tongue the Musical (Factory/NSTF); Rope Running Out (Lemon Tree Creations); Kitsault (Price/Pucl); The Weekend Healer (Kazan Co-op)

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WAYNE BURNS

DIRECTOR

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Wayne Burns (he/him) is an actor, producer and writer from Wagobatik/Truro, Nova Scotia. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Acting program. He has worked across the country with companies like Soulpepper Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre, the National Arts Centre and Summerworks and can currently be seen on Syfy/Netflix’s Olympus and OUTtv’s Award-winning series’ Avocado Toast and Slo-Pitch. His short films have been supported by The National Film Board of Canada, the Toronto Arts Council, Inside Out Film Festival and CBC. He is the recipient of two Theatre Nova Scotia awards, an ACTRA Award nomination, and was chosen as a breakthrough artist by NOW Magazine for his performance in Michael Ross Albert’s Miss and his creative leadership through the acclaimed conversation series Dark Nights.

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ISAAC MULÈ

PLAYWRIGHT

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Isaac Mulè is a playwright and producer based in K'jipuktuk/Halifax. He studied Theatre and Drama at the University of Waterloo, studied Film and TV at Humber College, as well as Child and Youth Work at Sheridan College. Since 2015, Isaac has been the Artistic Director of Page1 Theatre. During that time he has expanded the company's annual festival; OutFest, and secured grants which allowed the company to launch two other projects, Queer-prov, an improv comedy show and OutLoud, a music show for queer indie musicians. He also expanded the company's seasonal capacity to present Queer artists and shows. He has secured funding from a variety of sources, including Canada Council, to develop the company's most ambitious project yet, There Are No Gays In Chechnya, about the ongoing gay purge in that country.

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PLAYWRIGHT ISAAC MULÈ WAS AWARDED:

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OAC Recommender Grant
from Roseneath Theatre

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A Waterloo Arts Fund Grant
for Development

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Fall 2020  |  Selected to premiere as part of the Toronto Queer Theatre Festival

July 2021  |  Hamilton Fringe Digital Exclusive (40 mins)

Sept 2021  |  Halifax Fringe