Daniel Brooks. Photo by Bronwen Sharp.
A man with a dark button-up shirt holds his arms wide.
Daniel Brooks. Photo by Bronwen Sharp.
A man against a green backdrop.

Other People

Written and Performed by Daniel Brooks

A poignant and intimate performance from one of Canada's most beloved theatre artists.

Fast Walker. Red Crocs. The Regurgitator. These are a few of the nicknames Daniel Brooks assigns to the other meditators during a 10-day silent retreat in Montebello, Quebec.

The ground rules? “We’re not supposed to talk to anyone, we’re not supposed to look anyone in the eye, we’re not supposed to gesture, communicate in any way.”

Recently diagnosed with a disease deemed terminal, our hero becomes acutely aware of every part of his mind and body. Marking a funny, poignant, and insightful return to the stage, beloved director, playwright, and actor Daniel Brooks invites us to eavesdrop on the anxieties, joys, obsessions, and fantasies that lurk in the corners of our minds, while tapping into our shared need to be heard and understood.

Updated: June 1, 2022

The Canadian Stage theatre experience has been designed with the safety and comfort of patrons, artists, and staff as the top priority. Canadian Stage will continue to monitor and respond to governmental policy changes and advice from health authorities to ensure we are always up-to-date and offering the safest experience possible.

Things to know.
  • Vaccination and Masks: Policies around face masks and vaccination are evolving. At the time of publication, face masks will be mandatory for all indoor performances, as will proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to the performance. Proof of vaccination and face masks will not be required for outdoor performances.
  • Reduced Contact: As much as possible, interactions between staff and patrons will be contactless. This includes ticket scanning, box office transactions, and health screenings.
  • Sanitation: Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venue. All high-touch surfaces will be sanitized both prior to and following each performance.
  • Protecting Your Purchase: We understand that things change. If a performance is cancelled or you are no longer comfortable attending the theatre, you will have your choice of one of the following:
    • A full refund
    • An account credit to use for a future Canadian Stage production
    • A tax receipt in the amount of the ticket donation

Please do not attend if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending, or if you have had close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19.

All residents and visitors of Toronto must follow the City of Toronto's current Public Health regulations. Click here to view the current Public Health Regulations for the City of Toronto.

Liability Waiver

While we have put measures in place to enhance safety and help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission from person to person, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in public places where people gather. By attending Canadian Stage performances, you voluntarily assume all risks related to possible exposure of COVID-19. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in removal from the venue.

Safe Travels logo

Canadian Stage has been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council.  This international symbol is designed to allow travellers to recognize companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene safety measures that ensure customers experiences are safe.

Holy hell — a solo show with Daniel Brooks, Daniel MacIvor, and Brendan Healy. You can’t make that up…I think as far as the return to live performance goes, that’s what we needed. – Intermission Magazine


One of our boldest, bravest artists reflects the world back to us

– NOW Magazine
Compellingly theatrical – The Globe and Mail
The list of works with which Brooks has been connected reads like a guide to some of the best productions of the past twenty years. – The Walrus

Written and Performed by

  • Daniel Brooks

Directed by

  • Brendan Healy


  • Daniel MacIvor

Stage Manager - Production

  • Arwen MacDonell

Sound Designer

  • Thomas Ryder Payne

Set and Lighting Designer

  • Kimberly Purtell

Wardrobe Coordinator

  • Ming Wong
  • Laura Delchiaro

Movement Coach

  • Adam Lazarus

Generously supported by the Producer’s Club at Canadian Stage.

Other People’s development is funded with the generous support of Why Not Theatre.

Currently Playing at Canadian Stage

View All Shows & Events