Indigenous Arts Program Year 1 Sharings (1/3) — SKYSCRAPER

Juliet wants to break up with me.

High up in the tallest building in the city, a man comes to a realization: tonight is the night that his girlfriend Juliet will break up with him. Until, he sees a couple, madly in love, through the building across from him. In a last ditch effort to save his relationship, he decides to emulate what he sees the couple do through his window with Juliet. SKYSCRAPER is a thriller play exploring love, lightning, and the lengths we will go to achieve a state of ideal happiness.

Indigenous Arts Program Year 1 Sharings (1/3) — SKYSCRAPER

  • CONENT NOTE: Suicide, flashing lights
  • RUN TIME: 2 Hours (as part of the Indigenous Arts Program Year 1 Sharings)
  • TICKETS: Free/by donation!
  • Playwright: Kole Durnford
  • Director: Robert Morrison
  • Lighting Designer: Sooji Kim/김수지
  • Lead Designer: Mathilda Kane
  • Sound Designer: Aidan McConnell
  • Performer/Collaborator: Katarina Fiallos
  • Performer: Grace Lamarche
  • Performer: Desmond Lazar


Native Earth Performing Art’s Aki Studio

250-585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

  • The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
  • Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
  • All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
  • Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
  • A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall


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Kole Durnford

Kole Durnford

Kole Durnford (he/him) is a Metis playwright, actor and creator originally from Stony Plain, Alberta. A graduate of the acting program at Toronto Metropolitan University, Kole recently received a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for his performance of Gregory Green in Mixtape Project’s new musical, Killing Time. Beyond acting, Kole’s first play ECHO will be performed for a third time in October at Next Stage 2023, where Kole is among the youngest writers ever to be produced in the festival. His follow up, SKYSCRAPER, is a Native Earth Performing Arts 40 Seeds for 40 Years grant recipient currently in development at the Paprika Festival. Kole is also a member of A FRONT COMPANY, a collective focused on creating distinctly young, live and bold theatrical experiments. @koledurnford

Sooji Kim/김수지

Sooji Kim/김수지

Sooji Kim/김수지 (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Seoul Korea currently based in Toronto. She graduated from TMU’s (formerly Ryerson University) Performance: Production Program with a minor in acting/dancing. She is now a Lighting Designer, Stage Manager, and theatre Technician with an expanding interest in the many elements of Theatre. Outside of Theatre, she is a photographer and model. Her recent works include Production Stage Manager of Benevolence (2023), Lighting Designer for Half n Half (2022) and Lighting Designer for Morning After (2022)Sooji is very excited to be part of this show and expand her knowledge on Theatre.