Casting Announcement: Living With Olivia Cadence Donovan

RedWit Theatre has announced its cast for Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan!

The play follows Emily who has been living with Olivia her whole life. Olivia is her best friend and roommate, her protector and her downfall. She can be extraordinarily difficult and time-consuming but she is always there. Olivia is Emily’s Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan is a play about not just surviving but living with OCD.

To give audiences a glimpse inside the world of a young woman living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), this production is back with new additional content; a brand new second act written by Allison Shea Reed. The play is directed by Sean O’Brien, Stage Managed by Jory McLean, and produced by RedWit Theatre at the Tankhouse Theatre in the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

The Cast:

  • Allison Shea Reed (In the Next Room – RedWit Theatre) – Emily
  • Gabriella Circosta (The Cenotaph Project – Theatre by the Bay) – Olivia
  • Tristan Claxton (Hamlet(s) – Skipping Stones Theatre) – Rowan
  • Conor Ling (The Seat Next to the King – Minmar Gaslight Productions) – Graham

Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan returns to Toronto from January 14 – 25, 2020 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. To support the production you can donate here.

RedWit Theatre: RedWit theatre is committed to producing theatre that addresses themes and issues present in North American Culture, that are often swept under the rug or considered taboo. The goal: to make spectacular theatre, but also theatre that matters.

The cast of Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan answer the following question:

Why are you excited for audiences to see this show?


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Mariam is Associate Editor at Intermission. Mariam earned her Honours BA in English literature from York University and recently completed a Graduate Certificate program from Centennial College in Book and Magazine Publishing. When she's not busy reading books and plays, she takes pictures of books for her "Bookstagram", watches as many movies and shows as she can, and is a self-proclaimed Chocoholic.