Little Death

Project Description:

Riser Project

Little Death

April 17 to May 3, 2015 at the Theatre Centre Incubator Space

By Daniel Karasik
Directed by Zachary Florence

Alex may or may not be dying. Confronted with his mortality, he searches for sex and connection in hotel bars — with his wife Brit’s conflicted blessing. LITTLE DEATH, the lyrical and spare new play by CBC Fiction Prize winner and Dora Award-nominated playwright Daniel Karasik, asks fundamental questions about marriage, fidelity, and the intimate needs of men and women.

Karasik’s successful application piece to the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme in London, UK, LITTLE DEATH has since been developed at the Tarragon Theatre, Stratford Festival, and with off-Broadway’s The New Group. Now back in Toronto for its first full production, LITTLE DEATH premieres as part of The RISER Project, a collaborative producing model presented by Why Not Theatre with the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and Canadian Heritage.


Shauna Black (Titus Andronicus, As You Like It, Dream in High Park/Canadian Stage)
Sarah Dodd (The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs, Tarragon Theatre)
Kate Hennig (Billy Elliot on Broadway; series regular on TMN’s Bomb Girls)
Christopher Stanton (Possible Worlds, Talk Is Free Theatre/BeMeTheatre Munich)
Nicole Underhay (The Shipping News, Miramax Pictures)
Elizabeth Tanner (The Seagull, Upstart Theatre)

This production has been made possible thanks to lead supporting partner the Koffler Centre of the Arts. This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.