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The international hip-hop sensation, remixed.

Production Details

Running Time:
Grade 7 +
50 min + 10min Q&A
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Curriculum Connections:
Mental Health | Addiction | Social Justice | Social Responsibility
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Stan, a.k.a. “Definition” is a rising freestyle MC – or at least he was, until his life’s passion lost out to his drug habit. Now on the road to recovery and preparing for a come-back show, Stan confronts his demons and recounts his harrowing journey through the wild highs and deep lows of addiction. Featuring a live DJ, spoken word, and hip hop, this pulse-pounding, full-sensory experience deals in the brutal realities of addiction and drug culture, and the redemption that can lie in recovery. This highly popular production has been updated and includes content addressing the current fentanyl and opioid crises. Join us for this timely view into addiction and celebrity in an era of TikTok and 15-minute fame. As addiction weaves its way through communities across Canada, this powerful piece is more relevant than ever.

Each performance accompanied by a comprehensive resource guide.

Content advisory: discussion of drug addiction and recovery, overdose, some strong language.

Contact touring@greenthumb.bc.ca to book your conversation starter today!

Please note: Our shows will only be presented if public health orders deem it safe to do so. Payment is not required until the date of your performance – so you can book with confidence.

Creative Team:

Playwright: Michael P. Northey
Songs and Lyrics: Kyprios
Songs and Lyrics: Chin Injeti
Director/Dramaturge: Rachel Aberle
Assistant Director: Nathan Kay
Stage Manager (Fall Tour): Samantha Pawliuk
Stage Manager (Spring Tour): Liam Kearns
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Evan Ren
Set Designer: Kimira Reddy
Costume Designer: Melissa McCowell
Workshop Facilitator: Montana Lehmann
Performer: Caleb Dyks
Performer/DJ: Demi Pedersen

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Photos of Chirag Naik, Stephanie Wong in 2021 Livestream production of CRANKED by Michael P. Northey. Photos by Sarah Race Photography. Set Design by Justus Hayes. Lighting Design by Jacob Wan.

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