top of page
Bone Cage_Posters_v4.jpg

Proudly Present:


by Catherine Banks


Two-time Dora Award nominated actor, Cass Van Wyck (Two Minutes to Midnight, The Huns) will make her directorial debut when One Four One Collective presents the Governor General Award winning play, Bone Cage by Catherine Banks at the Assembly Theatre this Spring. The co-artistic director of the Assembly Theatre, Cass Van Wyck will bring this emotionally resonant Canadian drama to life with a cast of Toronto’s most exciting emerging artists.


Set in rural Nova Scotia, Bone Cage uses elements of magic realism, poetry, and incisive social commentary to paint an authentic portrait of young people growing up in a small town. Working menial jobs in the forestry sector, searching for meaning in a harsh landscape, and trying to break free of the forces that tie them to one another, the young characters in the play seek connection, purpose, and escape from the world they live in by any means necessary. A modern Canadian masterpiece, Bone Cage was called an “unflinching look at rural life,” by the Chronicle Herald. 

As one of Toronto’s few remaining spaces for affordable independent theatre production, The Assembly Theatre is proud to present a bold, lyrical Canadian tragedy that centers the voices and experiences of young people. The theatre is committed to providing performance opportunities to independent artists and to creating exciting opportunities for audiences to engage with new voices and talents


Content Warning: Strong language, homophobia, violence, sexual assault, death. 



Written by Catherine Banks

Directed by Cass Van Wyck


Featuring Cooper Bilton, Jessi Elgood,

Atlin Hofer, Kaitlin Race, Daniel Reale,

Karen Scora, and Jimi Shlag 


Stage Manager - Sungwon Cho

Set Designer - JB Nelles

Costume Designer - Selina Jia

Sound Designer - Zach Parsons

Lighting Designer - Chin Palipane 

Intimacy & Fight Choreography: Rebecca Cara

Poster Design - Peter Dowhaniuk

May 5 - 20, 2023 

Tuesdays - Sundays, 8:00pm 

The Assembly Theatre - 1479 Queen St. W.






Although we are thrilled to welcome audiences back to The Assembly Theatre, the health and safety of our patrons, artists, and volunteers remains our top of priority. Click here to read about all the steps we are taking to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy.


While the theatre will begin resuming full-capacity seating for most performances, in consideration of patrons’ comfort, Wednesday evening performances will require patrons to be masked.


Sunday evening performances will be PWYC

Tickets are organized in tier-pricing and we welcome you to choose which price point you are comfortable with. The 4 tiers are categorized as follows:

1. Arts Worker

2. General Admission

3. Arts Lover

4. Above and Beyond

Schedule an interview or request press tickets by emailing:

bottom of page