Casting Announcement: Theatre Inamorata’s Gray

This fall, Theatre Inamorata is staging their first full production: the world premiere of Kristofer Van Soelen’s Gray, directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster.

Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and set in present-day Toronto, Gray takes us through the opulent and sensual world of contemporary art. When Jane meets and sculpts Dorian, a naive and exquisitely beautiful woman, the sculpture is perfection—until Dorian is swept into the hedonistic and morally ambiguous world of Opal, an upscale gallery owner. As Dorian becomes more and more self-involved and destructive, the sculpture begins to take on her acts of cruelty, while Dorian remains young and beautiful. 

Featuring a predominantly female-identified cast and creative team, Gray takes a hard look at female identity and the implications of our society’s obsession with beauty. 

Tennille Read, most recently seen in The Death of Mrs. Gandhi and the Beginning of New Physics at the Next Stage Festival earlier this year, will be playing Dorian Gray. Rounding out the cast are Ximena Huizi, Mamito Kukwikila, Michelle Langille, Edward Charette, and Sydney Violet-Bristow.

Gray will be stage managed by Hannah MacMillan and designed by Lindsay Woods (set and costumes), Steph Raposo (lighting), and Andy Trithardt (sound).

The production runs from September 21st to October 1st, 2017 at The Commons, 587a College Street.

More information and tickets are available at

Fun facts! The Gray team shares the age they wish they could be be for the rest of their lives.

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