2014/2015 Season


by Cliff Cardinal

A Culture Storm Production
presented by Native Earth Performing Arts

June 3-14, 2015

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Directed by Jovanni Sy
Production Design by Andy Moro
Composer Luca Caruso-Moro
Stage Manager Jennifer Stobart

Starring Georgina Beaty 

Kylie Grandview, single mom, and one of the nameless faces that blip across the screens of internet pornography is seduced by her dreams of starring in a main stream movie. In a twisted, turning series of self-sabotaging decisions ultimately resulting in the loss of her child, Stitch is Kylie’s last ditch effort to tell the truth about what happened to her face.

“…sometimes in order to keep what you have,
you have to sell it away.”

Thanks to our Supporters Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and the Centre for Indigenous Theatre

Audience Advisory: Mature content.

Message from Native Earth, Culture Storm & Cliff Cardinal


Tickets $15-$25, available online.
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm.
Pay-What-You Can (PWYC) available for Tuesday performances.
Purchases made online or by telephone are by credit card only.
At the door payments accepted by cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard.

Box Office Telephone: 416-531-1402 Email: boxoffice[at]

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“…the audience will find it humorous and terrifying all at the same time” – Metro News

“… thought-provoking, as well as a very strong piece of writing.”
Hye’s Musings


NNNN – Cliff Cardinal’s dark and ultimately unnerving comedy Stitch… A hit at SummerWorks 2011, the play still packs a gut-wrenching punch.” – Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

stars“…funny, shocking, and sad” – Martin Morrow, –  Torontoist

Stitch is a taut, sensitively directed production, beautifully performed by Georgina Beaty.” – Jeniva Berger, Scene Changes

“brilliant piece of theatre… will have you cringing, crying and laughing all at once. Not for the faint of heart, but very worth seeing.” – Michael Piscitelli, Ontario Arts Review

“The show is terrifying, deeply disturbing, challenging and yes, at times, very funny.” – Celeste Sansregret, Sprockets and Greasepaint


 Cliff Cardinal

Cliff Cardinal made his theatre debut with Native Earth in Freeman’s Wake by Yvette Nolan in the ’05 Rhubarb Festival. Stitch debuted in SummerWorks 2011, winning Theatre Passe Muraille’s Emerging Artist Award. Huff, won the Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation at SummerWorks 2012, and closed the studio season at the National Arts Centre in May of this year. Maria Gets A New Life, debuted at SummerWorks 2013. “This captivating tale of an off-grid mother solidifies Cardinal as one of the most talented and intriguing writers in the country.” – NOW Magazine.

Jovanni Sy

Jovanni assumed the position of Artistic Director of the Gateway Theatre in May 2012. He was born in Manila and raised in Toronto where he was based professionally for twenty years as an actor, playwright, director, and dramaturg. For six seasons, he was the Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre Projects in Toronto. Under his tenure, Cahoots produced new works by Anosh Irani, Ahmed Ghazali, Marjorie Chan, Guillermo Verdecchia, Marcus Youssef, and Camyar Chai. In 2010, Jovanni was the Playwright-in-Residence at the Shaw Festival, and Jovanni wrote and performed his one-man play A Taste of Empire which was nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore Awards including Outstanding New Play. In August 2011, he directed Cliff Cardinal’s award-winning play Stitch for SummerWorks.

Culture Storm

Culture Storm is an organization and network that supports artists in visual arts, performance, music, film and theatre for artistic visioning, production, touring, grant writing, workshops and audience development. They also work with small artistic organizations to broaden and diversify scope of programming, audience outreach, press, publicity and partnerships. Culture Storm works with a select group of artists whose work focuses on social justice and cultural issues presenting creative work to audiences to engage and inspire meaningful dialogues. The artists they work with play an important role in arts and culture by fostering social, political and community engagement and change. Learn more about Culture Storm

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Production Photography by akipari
Season Photography done by Bronwen Sharp

Designs by OX Agency