Debbie Lynch-White as Marie in tremblements (Photo: Maxyme G. Delisle)

14 novembre au 2 décembre, 2023

tremblements est un projet théâtral qui explore l’éthique du travail humanitaire en Afrique, en documentant les expériences d’une infirmière montréalaise avant, pendant et après son premier stage avec une organisation d’aide humanitaire en Afrique.

Développé à Montréal et en Afrique, tremblements sera présenté en première française à Montréal du 14 novembre au 2 décembre dans le cadre de la saison 2023/24 d’Espace GO. (plus d’infos)

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Traduction : MAXIME ALLEN
Mise en scène : ÉDITH PATENAUDE

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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 pay tribute to our generous corporate sponsors for their charitable support of the performing arts

SSi Canada

Canadian North

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 Nicodemo

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


$1000 +

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
[email protected]

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

Cape Dorset youth workshop

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.