Aren’t we all a little childish when it comes to relationships?
CHILD-ISH is a verbatim play drawn from interviews with children about love and dating. Children’s exact words are re-contextualized into adult situations for adult actors, with surprising, hilarious and moving results.
Sunny Drake and The CHILD-ISH Collective
Written by Sunny Drake; Directed by Alan Dilworth; Director of Child Engagement by Jessica Greenberg; Dramaturgy (children) by Eponine Lee, Sumayya Iman Malik, Ozzy Rae Horvath; Dramaturgy (adult) by Brian Quirt; Co-interviewing (child) by Mia McGrinder; Performed by Walter Borden, Michaela Washburn, Sonny Mills, Zorana Sadiq, Kyra Harper; Lighting Design by Kimberly Purtell; Set and Costume Design by Ken Mackenzie; Movement Coaching by Monica Dottor; Stage Managed by Sarah Miller; Produced by Joel Klein and Sunny Drake; Champion - Andy McKim; Producing consultancy by Brittany Ryan, Régine Cadet, Chris Reynolds, Kelly Read; Annemieke Wade and Andrew Lamb; Children’s process/other consultancy by Eva Verity, Jeff Ho, Rachel Mishenene, Kusha Dadui & others; Transcription by Zoë Erwin-Longstaff, Caleb Nault, Kate Klein, Laura Barrett; Arabic translation by Bana Khoury
Other funding support: Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Studio 180 Theatre, Crow’s Theatre, Toronto Fringe, Mammalian Diving Reflex.
Many thanks to the wonderful community of children and adults who have participated in interviews, provided advice and support.
photo by Graham Isador