Ravi Jain's remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-flipped cast, challenging conventional ideas of who gets to tell this story. Struggling with the death of his royal father and his mother's hasty re-marriage to his uncle — and murderer of the king — Hamlet undertakes the harrowing task of avenging his father's untimely death. Combining spoken word and American Sign Language, this groundbreaking production creates a fully integrated retelling for both hearing and Deaf audiences.
"This is no ordinary Hamlet ... remixed, reinvigorated avant bard for our times"
– TORONTO STAR
Best of 2017
– TORONTO STAR, NOW MAGAZINE
A limited number of reserved ASL seats are available for each performance to provide the best view of ASL used in the show. To book these tickets online, select your date below and choose the "Preferred ASL Viewing" price type. You can also email our box office to book your tickets. ASL interpreters will be available on site for most performances, stationed either at the box office or alongside one of our volunteer ushers. Please email the box office if you have any accessibility questions.
ADAPTED & DIRECTED BYRavi Jain
ASL & VISUAL TRANSLATION BYDawn Jani Birley
SET & COSTUME DESIGNERLorenzo Savoini
SOUND DESIGNERThomas Ryder Payne
LIGHTING DESIGNERAndré du Toit
STAGE MANAGERNeha Ross
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERTamara Protic
PRODUCTION MANAGER & TECHNICAL DIRECTORAndrew Pye
PRODUCER & COMPANY MANAGERKevin Matthew Wong
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERKelly Read
HORATIO/ASL & VISUAL TRANSLATIONDawn Jani Birley
ROSENCRANTZ, PLAYER KING, GRAVEDIGGER, GUARDMiriam Fernandes
GUILDENSTERN, PLAYER QUEEN, OSRIC, GUARDHannah Miller
WHY NOT THEATRE ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT OF THE PERFORMING ARTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT BANFF CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CREATIVITY
ASL - ENGLISH INTERPRETING SERVICES FOR PRINCE HAMLET WERE PROVIDED BY GLORIA BRIFOGLIO, KELLY FERGUSON, SHEILA JOHNSTON, KATE LEWIS AND SEAN POWER AND FUNDED BY THE FINNISH GOVERNMENT (KELA).
Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance
Thursday, April 13, 20177:15pm (Bluma Appel Theatre)
Professor Barry Freeman, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, discusses Robert Lepage's Theatrical canon.