Co-produced by The Theatre Centre and
The 6th Man Collective
Who you are on the court reveals who you are off the court; in this basketball-theatre mash-up, we invite you to lace up your sneakers and get in the game! Every Monday night for over a decade, five men came together to play basketball. Friendships were formed, bonds were strengthened; they shared each other’s victories and losses, triumphs and heartbreaks. The game became a refuge and they left it all on the court.
Born from those games, Monday Nights is an interactive basketball/theatre experience where those same men explore how a simple game can help us understand ourselves and connect to community. You’re invited to join them on the court, learn some skills and experience the power of the game firsthand. No matter your age, skill level or passion about basketball, get off the bench and get in the game. The ball’s in your court!
Creators, Performers Byron Abalos, Colin Doyle, Darrel Gamotin, Richard Lee, Jeff Yung
Lighting Designer David DeGrow
Development Coaches James Long, Maiko Yamamoto
Sound Designer Christopher Stanton
Producer for The Theatre Centre Alexis Eastman
Creative Producer for the Theatre Centre Rachel Penny
Technical Coach Stephen O’Connell
Stage Manager Remington North
Collective Members Byron Abalos, Colin Doyle, Darrel Gamotin, Richard Lee, Jeff Yung, Sarah Miller
Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre.
With support from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, and with Residency’s lead sponsor, BMO Financial.
- Toronto // The Theatre Centre (premiere) // September 2014
- Kingston // Kick & Push Festival // August 2017
- Toronto // The Theatre Centre // July 2015
- Toronto // Luminato Festival // June 2019
- Vancouver // PuSh Festival // February 2020
Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre by Suvendrini Lena and Co-creators Leah Cherniak and Trevor Schwellnus with Lyon Smith. With support from lead Residency sponsor BMO Financial, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation.