Hay Coloured Houses

Do we get a happily ever after together? Do you even want one? Hay Coloured Houses is a cross-examination of growing out of an old relationship and into a new gender identity. How does queerness fit into straight spaces? What happens when your boyfriend only sees a girlfriend instead of a partner? Follow Oliver and Carly on their journey of growth, transformation, and self-discovery.

Part of a triple-bill celebrating scripts hot off the printer from this year’s Playwrights Unit! Join us for a series of 30 minute staged readings, featuring excerpts from scripts created by three emerging playwrights from across the country.

WARNING: transphobia, gender and body dysphoria, and partner violence

An in person reading will take place at Native Earth Performing Arts’ Aki Studio on Saturday May 21st.

A closed captioned digital presentation of the Playwrights Unit Readings will be available to watch on Sunday, May 22nd.

Hay Coloured Houses

  • RUN TIME: 30 minutes (The Playwrights Unit Staged Readings run 2.5 hours)
  • Playwright: Maezy Dennie
  • Lighting Designer: Diana Martinez-Barrera
  • Performers: Ori Black, Kalale Dalton


Part of the 2022 Festival

Location (Saturday May 21)

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


Location (Sunday May 22)

This event will be occurring as a Youtube Premiere. Link to watch will be provided on registration. You do not need a youtube account to watch.


This digital presentation is closed captioned. The recording will be available on Paprika’s YouTube Channel for 6 months following its premiere.


Keep an eye on our socials for ticket details!

Maezy Dennie

Maezy Dennie

Maezy Dennie (she/they) is an emerging artist, born and raised in Calgary. They are a multidisciplinary MAD artist with a preference for writing. Since elementary school, teachers have encouraged them to keep writing and develop their voice. Short stories, poetry, and anecdotes grew into monologues, plays, and short films. It’s so extremely important to Maezy to create work that has the representation that they were never exposed to as a child. They write non-binary characters of colour, with the main focus on mental illness and breaking down the stigma. Their most recent projects include their play “Hang In There” and the audio experience “Psychotic B*tch”. Maezy is super excited to be a part of Paprika this year!