“After Faust” Theatrical Production

Many know the classic tragedy of Doctor Faustus, who made a deal with a demon and ultimately gave up his soul. But few have asked the question, “what happened to the demon Mephistopheles after?” Performed in ASL by a Deaf cast, After Faust surfaces the oft-painful questions and choices that lay along the path of forgiveness and self-transformation. See translation in ASL.

In addition, we dived into thought-provoking themes such as mental health, depression, loss, and magic. Each character was personal to the actors. The show was designed to evoke emotions and spark contemplation, allowing the audience to connect deeply with the characters and their journeys.

This play is one of my favourite theatrical production that I have directed because it challenged accessibility.

Brief & Idea

Common Ground Arts Society, in partnership with Toronto’s Why Not Theatre, has the honour of presenting these four new works on Edmonton’s stages from January-March 2023. Connor Yuzwenko-Martin was one of the artist particpanting in this program!

Venue: Backstage Theatre at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue NW)
Run Time: Approximately 100 minutes (no intermission)

Photos by Brianne Jang.

THE TEAM

Connor Yuzwenko-Martin (Producer/Playwright)
Ebony R. Gooden (Director)
Judah Truong (Technical Director)

Mustafa Alabssi (CASSIO)
Gaitrie Killings (MEPHISTOPHELES)
Jan McCarthy (THOMAS AQUINAS)
Kayla Bradford Sinasac (PEIA)
Hodan Youssouf (ELON MUSK)

Crystal Wolfe (Indigenous Consultant)
Thurga Kanagasekarampillai (ASL Coach)
Luc Tellier (Voice Actor)
Pat Darbasie (Directorial Dramaturg)
Madeline Blondal (Set & Costume)
Dave Clarke (Sound)
Derek Miiller (Associate Sound Designer)
Christen Long (Projection & Captions)
Ainsley Hillyard (Choreographer)
Rory Turner (Lighting)
Kiidra Duhault (Stage Manager)
Andrea Konowalec, Robyn Lavender, Gail Benin, Mikayla Maione (ASL Interpreters)
Kat Evans (RISER Edmonton Production Manager)

Client Name

Connor Yuzwenko-Martin

Service

Theatrical Production

Skills

Director
Captioning
Theatre

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