ZAKA is an Orthodox Jewish volunteer force in Israel. They collect the remains of Jews killed in accidents. This one-person […]
Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play, and Outstanding Direction
–The Globe and Mail
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.
Based on a real-life Z.A.K.A member, The Runner has been created in Israel in collaboration with Nephesh Theatre, Tel Aviv and is being presented with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille.
The Runner is a touring production! For all touring inquiries please contact Human Cargo’s Artistic Director Christopher Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
LATEST: The Runner will premier in Toronto in 2018.
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.
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
Andrew & Wendy Eakins
Dorothea M Moore
Steve A Cosens
Charles Christie Hill
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:
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Christopher Morris- Artistic Director
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“Night is an emotionally powerful play that skips over the Northern clichés”
“I was so touched by the story, and more importantly, how elegantly it was told, that I was literally overcome.”
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.