By Patrick Keating
A Neworld Theatre Production
In association with Main Street Theatre and Urban Crawl

Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

January 17-21, 2018
Performance Works
Wed-Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm

Post-show talkbacks after each performance. Hosted by Pivot Legal Society with Prisoners’ Legal Services.

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Inside/Out follows Patrick Keating's journey as a child growing up in Montreal, getting into drugs and crime, entering the juvenile detention system at the age of 16, and serving a total of three sentences, one for bank robbery. Patrick’s honest and engaging delivery of his funny, sad, and stirring true story helps dismantle our ideas of what a ‘criminal’ looks like – and helps us better understand how language, race, and class play a very real part in our lives as Canadians. It’s about a man’s search for community: the community of the street, the community of prison, and of the theatre.

Darkly funny… a vivid and necessary reminder that people in prison are, first and foremost, human beings.” – Kathleen Oliver, Georgia Straight

Patrick Keating has been quietly fueling this city’s independent theatre scene with substance, rigor, and honesty.” – Norman Armour, Executive Director, PuSH International Performing Arts Festival

Writing and performing Inside/Out is one of the best choices Keating ever made.” – Jo Ledingham, On the Scene

Inside/Out succeeds as theatre beyond personality because it invites us to learn a great deal, in a short period, about a very different world. Keating – the artful dodger – has an unusual charm. (. . .) Inside/Out makes for a strangely original evening. Inside/Out is a carefully non-emotional show. With its restraint, there is dignity.” – Paul Durras, Vancouver Plays   

Production Credits

Written and Performed by Patrick Keating
Directed and Dramaturged by Stephen Malloy
Sound Design by Noah Drew
Lighting Design by Jayleen Pratt
Set, Props, and Costume Design by Barbara Clayden