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.

November-Dec 2018.fw

Venue: Mainspace

Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes




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/Technical Director: Alanna McConnell
Publicity Designer: Eric Dizon
Artistic Director of Nephesh Theatre, Tel Aviv: Howard Rypp

Wednesday December 5 @ 6:45pm

What is The Preamble? This free pre-show program features Artistic Director Andy McKim in conversation with an artist from the play, or a local expert, to talk about the way in which that piece of theatre is contributing to a broader conversation. There are always snacks from a local restaurant to keep things casual.

The snacks for this pre-show chat are generously provided by:
Tequila Bookworm

Show your ticket at Tequila Bookworm on the night you attend and get $6 drinks before or after the show!


Sunday December 2 (post show)

After the performance you are welcome to stay and take part in our  Q&A with some of the cast and/or creative team. Q&A’s are usually hosted  by TPM’s Associate Artistic Producer Jivesh Parasram. Q&A’s are a chance  for you to ask questions or just find out more about the play or the  process of creating the work.

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

To find out more about Human Cargo check out their website here.