All you have to do is let go 

“my favourite of all the plays I saw this year...squarely on the side of ingenious” —VUE Magazine

A free-association on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, ONE follows the desperate journey of Philistine, an impassioned librarian searching for the love of her life, George, an astronomer who’s been lost at sea. Her devotion takes her beyond the fabric of the living world and into the strange and all-consuming world of the dead—a realm suffused in memory, imagery, sound and fragments of language. Through stunning visual imagery, highly stylized movement, poetic language, innovative design and evocative soundscape ONE delivers an experience that is at once an engaging narrative and a sensory adventure. ONE invites you to surrender to emotions as big as the ocean and as small as the stars.

Presented in partnership with Redtoblue Performance


Outstanding Production Of A Play, 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards 

Outstanding Sound Design (Matthew Waddell), 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards

Outstanding Lighting Design (Snezana Pesic with Lester Lee ), 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards

Nomination - Outstanding Direction (Eric Rose), 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards

Canadian Stage Award for Direction (2011 SummerWorks Festival)

Snezana Pesic’s Production Design of ONE chosen to represent Canada at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.



Created by: Jason Carnew

Direction: Eric Rose

Set, Costume, and Lighting Design: Snezana Pesic


Amber Borotsik as Philistine

Keep watch for more cast/crew announcements as we approach the 2020 tour dates.

2006 - 2013

Created by: Jason Carnew

Direction: Eric Rose

Producer: David van Belle

Sound Design: Matthew Waddell

Set, Costume, and Lighting Design: Snezana Pesic

Stage Management: Lester Lee

Associate Lighting Design: Lester Lee

Production Assistance: Brett Dahl

Costume Design Assistant: Erin Gruber

Associate Stage Management:  Tessa Stamp

Running Crew: Joseph Perry, Brett Dahl, Evan Medd

Technical Consultation: Ben Eastep

Photography: Zachary Ayotte, David van Belle



Amber Borotsik as Philistine

Cole Humeny as George

Kristi Gunther-Hansen as Elishiva

Keith Wyatt as Charon

praise for one

“ONE is visually arresting and full of heart and humanity. Highly recommended.” -Robert Crew, Toronto Star 

“ that washes over you like a half-remembered dream.... You feel swept along by sensation, in a way that’s resonant, lyrical and powerfully accessible.” — Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

“...I was left emotionally overwhelmed by the physical depiction of Philistine’s longing and loss. Based on this and his previous work, I’m going to hazard a guess we’ll see Rose on the next Siminovitch Prize short list for directing.” - Kelly Nestruck Globe and Mail

“A beautiful, poetic show.”  —Calgary Herald 




August 2006: Edmonton International Fringe Festival

January 2008: International Canoe Festival, Edmonton

March 2010: Revolutions International Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico

December 2010: Ghost River Theatre, Calgary

August 2011: SummerWorks Theatre Festival National Series, Toronto

March 2013: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby

March 2013: Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival, Victoria

April 2020: Factory Theatre, Toronto

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