LATEST: The Runner will premier in Toronto in 2018.

The Runner

January 13

The Runner is a theatre project created by Human Cargo in collaboration with Nephesh Theatre in Tel Aviv. Based on […]

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The China Project

January 13

Set in northern China, The China Project (working title) is a black-humored play that explores race, love and national identity […]

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Le Jardin d’os (The Bone Garden)

January 13

Le Jardin d’os est un projet théâtral qui explore le sens éthique de l’action humanitaire en Afrique. Le projet documentera […]

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Annie Pootoogook: Portrait of an Artist

May 14

ᐊᓂ ᐳᑐᒍᖅ: ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᖅ ᑎᑎᑐᒐᖅᑎᒥᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᑦᓱᐃᔩᑦ: ᑎᕙᓂ ᐊᔭᓕᒃ, ᒥᐊᓕ ᕗᓯᒥ, ᑯᕆᔅᑎᕙ ᒨᕆᔅ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑎᑦᓯᔨ: ᑯᕆᔅᑎᕙ ᒨᕆᔅ ᐊᓂ ᐳᑐᒍᖅ: ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᖅ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒐᖅᑎᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᑕ […]

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The Road to Paradise

May 14

A child suicide bomber in Pakistan, a Canadian soldier in Kandahar, an Afghan immigrant in Toronto. Three worlds collide in […]

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May 14

The lives of a Toronto anthropologist and 16-year old Inuk girl intersect powerfully during 24 hours of darkness in Pond […]

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Youth Outreach

Committed to the empowerment of youth, Human Cargo runs theatre mentorship and educational workshops for youth. These workshops aim to strengthen the student’s skills in group work, public speaking and creating theatre. Since 2007, Human Cargo has worked extensively in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Recently, this has extended to the Arctic communities of Kugluktuk, Cape Dorset, Cambridge Bay, and the Curve Lake First Nation.

Cape Dorset youth workshop

Media & Reviews

A “powerful, moving drama that feels more true than most war movies.”

Calgary Herald review of Dust (now titled ‘The Road to Paradise’)

 “United by the theatre of war”

Globe and Mail profile on Christopher Morris and the back story of Dust (now titled ‘The Road to Paradise’)

“Night is an emotionally powerful play that skips over the Northern clichés”

Globe and Mail review of Night

“I was so touched by the story, and more importantly, how elegantly it was told, that I was literally overcome.”

Mooney on Theatre review of Night


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


Human Cargo is dedicated to the creation of theatre that explores the extremes of the human condition. It’s our goal to bring new voices to the world stage, offer diverse perspectives of the human condition and celebrate our evolving Canadian identity.

We collaborate with theatre artists and companies in Canada, and around the world, to create our work. We develop our plays over long periods of time, in the countries and communities the play is set in, and present these multi-lingual productions, with international casts, in Canada and the places they were created in.

We strive to create innovative, theatrical experiences that will inspire audiences to re-evaluate their personal and global perspectives of the human condition. We provide a safe environment for audiences to engage in a thorough and thought-provoking discussion of ideas. We implement a touring/presentation model that reaches out to a new generation of viewing public and embraces the diverse make-up of our ever-changing society.

Devoted to the empowerment of youth, we strive to present their stories in our work and create opportunities for youth to excel.

Who We Are

Though Human Cargo works with a diverse group of theatre professionals from several different continents, we function thanks to the dedication of the following core members:

Christopher Morris, Artistic Director, Board Member

Christopher Morris

Artistic Director

Christopher is a director, actor and playwright residing in Toronto.

Phil Hahn, Board Member

Phil Hahn

Board Member

Phil Hahn has worked in television news, online journalism and web development. He currently works as a web producer for He’s also an actor and a classically-trained singer.

Piya Chattopadhyay

Piya Chattopadhyay

Board Member

Piya Chattopadhyay is an award-winning journalist known for her work on CBC Radio and TV Ontario, including hosting duties on CBC Radio’s Out in the Open, The Agenda, The Current, Q and The World at Six.

Sean Foley, Board Member

Sean Foley

Board Member

Sean Foley is a Producer at Q on CBC Radio. He’s a graduate of Queen’s University and Ryerson University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies at Regis College, University of Toronto. He also loves playing music, writing, and hanging out with his family – sometimes, all at the same time.

Shari Caldwell, Board Member

Shari Caldwell

Board Member

Shari Caldwell worked as an agent in Toronto for over 30 years, representing emerging and leading talent.


Human Cargo
86 Boulton Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4M 0B5
(01) 416-587-9114

Christopher Morris- Artistic Director


Human Cargo is grateful for the generous support of these founding donor organizations



We would also like to thank the individuals who have made a contribution to help bring our stories to life



Maureen Blackie

Majdi Bou-Matar

Itai Erdal

Sara Farb

Natalie Harrower

Nathan Medd

Michelle Ramsay

Esther Purves-Smith

Elizabeth Plunkett

Vicki Stroich

Shannon Taylor



Nicole D’Aoust

Alison Dewis

Andrew & Wendy Eakins

Tara Nicomdemo

Gordon Rand

Govind Rao

Jules Scott

Ann Stuart

Rosemary Thompson

Dorothea M Moore

Harveen Sandhu

Tim Fort

Heather Daley

Julia Morgan



Alon Nashman

Paul Garfinkel



Steve A Cosens

Charles Christie Hill


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