"Layered, witty and somber, [...] Perfect Couples delivers an empathetic approach to the issue of mental illness, and provides audiences with a cathartic display of the complexity of human intimacy." - The Scope

"Well acted, beautifully staged [...] Claire Keating a standout." - My Entertainment World

"Hannah Whitmore [is] an acting talent to watch." - NOW Magazine

 Belinda Corpuz as Janine and Ariana Marquis as Rachel.  Photo: Magnus Berg

Belinda Corpuz as Janine and Ariana Marquis as Rachel.  Photo: Magnus Berg

 Hannah Whitmore as Valencia and Belinda Corpuz as Janine. Photo: Magnus Berg

Hannah Whitmore as Valencia and Belinda Corpuz as Janine. Photo: Magnus Berg

Written by emerging playwright Mitchell Janiak, Perfect Couples follows four couples as they navigate the impact of mental illness on their intimate community when one of their friends unravels in the wake of trauma. Equally witty and dark, Perfect Couples captures young adulthood, domestic struggle and mental health with evocative insight.

 

 

 

 

The productions features a soundtrack comprised entirely of local GTA talent. Here is the show playlist:

 Meara Khanna as Leyna. Photo: Magnus Berg

Meara Khanna as Leyna. Photo: Magnus Berg

  • Steph Copeland - Secret
  • Danny En - The Skies Above
  • Secret Streets - Beach Boogie
  • Danny En - Eunoia
  • Steph Copeland - Nadia
  • Dress Black - Weekend
  • Connor Cook - Limes
  • Danielle Knibbe - Your Pretty Heart
  • Steph Copeland - Brick
  • Steph Copeland - Editor
  • Dress Black - So Lovely
  • Kaleb Horn - You Make Me Smile
  • Steph Copeland - Hit Me Where it Hurts

This project is made possible by our generous donors: 

Rosemary Cavan | Glenn Tweedy | Allison Brawley-Hogg | Tawny Phorson | Marzena Janiak | Dave Clark | Karen Robbins | Janet Young | Caitlin Gallichan-Lowe | Jean Borys | Nelda Robbins | Shannon Bramer | Heather Munroe | Helen Gallagher | Robbie Gillespie | Cecilia Santiago | Jessica Hiemstra | Anonymous Backer | Kim and Michael Grosz | Anonymous Backer | Felix Beauchamp | Anonymous Backer | Claude Marquis | Anonymous Backer | Maneka Mirchandaney | Christine Blatchford | Jaimee Horn | Amanda Hudson | Emma Shipley | Hugh Mcharg | Frank Portelli | Diana Abernethy | Brooklyn Zalik | Marla Calderwood | Tammy Robertson | Kyle Orzech | Dorota Misiek

Cast

Belinda Corpus, Kaleb Horn, Claire Keating, Meara Khanna, Stephen Lotimer, Ariana Marquis, Arun Varma, Hannah Whitmore

Crew

Director: Claren Grosz

Playwright: Mitchell Janiak

Stage Manager: Taylor Young

Lighting Designer: Logan Cracknell

Intimacy Director: Siobhan Richardson

Fight Director: Dylan Brenton

Special Thanks

Poster Design - Rachel Beilak

Door Frames/Crates - Tri-forged studios

Sound effects - Connor Cook

Hamilton Marketing Lead - Jamie Milay