The Home Project


September 21 – October 3, 2021

Presented Live in the Soulpepper Courtyard

The Home Project is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and intimate theatrical experience centred on the theme of home and how our relationships with it have changed or evolved. Building upon three artists’ memories, associations, and reflections, The Home Project combines live performance, sound, and digital media installation, examining how we are shaped by what we call home.

Five 2022 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations:
Outstanding Production (Independent Theatre)
Outstanding New Play – Akosua Amo-Adem, Quasim Khan, and Cheyenne Scott
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble – Akosua Amo-Adem, Qasim Khan, and Cheyenne Scott
Outstanding Lighting Design – Jareth Li
Outstanding Sound Design/Composition – David DeLeary

EXCERPT of the play

Co-Creator, Performer Akosua Amo-Adem
Co-Creator, Performer Qasim Khan
Co-Creator, Performer Cheyenne Scott

Co-director & Dramaturg  Keith Barker
Co-director & Dramaturg Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster
Co-director & Dramaturg Paolo Santalucia
Dramaturg Isaac Thomas
Production Designer Jareth Li
Sound Designer, David Deleary
Stage Manager Sam Hale

‘“What is home?” A deceptively simple question, one that opens the floodgates for a tidal wave of entangled notions of self, family and place. […] Three artists give us intimate, compelling examinations of this fraught concept in The Home Project.’
– Istvan Reviews, Review by Istvan Dugalin

“[These] characters are versions of themselves in varying degrees, linked by a shared longing for a sense of home. The result is a winning, thoughtful exercise in storytelling” 
– Globe and Mail, Review by Brad Wheeler


Tuesday September 21 | 8:00 PM – Opening
Wednesday September 22 | 8:00 PM
Thursday September 23   |  8:00 PM
Friday September 24 |  8:00 PM
Saturday September 25  |  8:00 PM
Sunday September 26  |  8:00 PM

Tuesday September 28 | 8:00PM
Wednesday September 29 | 8:00 PM
Thursday September 30   |  8:00 PM
Friday October 1 |  8:00 PM
Saturday October 2  |  8:00 PM
Sunday October 3  |  8:00 PM

90 minutes (no intermission)

Pay What You Choose $5, $15, $25. Each party will be sat in their own, socially distanced pods, of 1 to 4 people, according to the number chosen during checkout. If your group is larger than 4, please note that in your checkout and we will endeavour to seat you close together, but we may not be able to alter the pod sizes. 

Each party will be sat in their own socially distanced pods of 1 to 4 people, according to the number of tickets chosen during checkout. If a group is larger than 4, please note that in the checkout and we will endeavour to seat the groups close together, but we may not be able to alter the pod sizes. 

The idea of ‘home’ – it can be tangible, a fixed address, or more of a feeling, a memory. It can be fraught, an ongoing question mark. It can be absent. After a year of stay-at-home-orders, it’s exciting to work with these three artists to ask specifically what ‘home’ means to them.”
– Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Co-Director & Dramaturg of The Home Project and an Artistic Leader of The Howland Company.

Home can be a place, a memory, a smell, a song; it takes you back to what made you today. It is never inconsequential and always what we return to. As we continue to emerge back into society, we invite you to join three very talented artists as they bring the intimacy of their stories of home to you.
– Keith Barker,  Co-Director & Dramaturg of The Home Project, Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts.

“We are so grateful to be partnering with Native Earth Performing Arts to bring this project to life. It is exciting to be entering a creative space again with artists who are as invested in collaboration as Keith Barker and Isaac Thomas have been. It feels so invigorating to be working with fellow companies, like Soulpepper, to finally bring the shared experience of live theatre back for our audiences.”
Paolo Santalucia,Co-Director & Dramaturg of The Home Project and an Artistic Leader of The Howland Company.

The Home Project is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Header Photo of Qasim Khan, Cheyenne Scott, and
Akosua Amo-Adem by Dahlia Katz.