One Trunk Theatre is thrilled to premiere Boundary Avenue a new production spearheaded by Andraea Sartison, Liam Zarrillo, and Caroline Wintoniw together with Razak Iyal and Seidu Mohammed that documents the influx of asylum seekers crossing the USA/Canada Border at Emerson, Manitoba in the past two years.

This project has been in development for a year and has included multiple workshop and interviews with refugees, sponsorship agencies, private sponsors and most recently the community of Emerson.

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Drawing on the traditions of documentary and verbatim theatre, but with a dramatic edge- this project brings to life a vital story happening in our province right now.

Featured in the play are the stories of Razak and Seidu, who crossed on Christmas Eve 2016, losing their hands from frostbite.

$5 from each ticket sold will be given to Razak and Seidu directly to contribute to their rehabilitation and integration into Winnipeg!


The show is in development and set to premiere May 23rd-27th at the Asper Centre of Theatre and Film, a double bill with Sarasvati Production‘s “New Beginnings”.

May 23rd, 7pm- online ticket sales now closed, limited walk up tickets available
May 24th, 1pm- sold out
May 24th, 9pm (a PWYD show!)
May 25th, 7pm
May 26th, 7pm
May 27th, 4pm

at the Asper Centre of Theatre and Film, 400 Colony St (University of Winnipeg)

Tickets are $10-$25 and are available at:

Written by Andraea Sartison, Caroline Wintoniw and Liam Zarrillo
Inspired by Razak Iyal and Seidu Mohammed

Directed by Debbie Patterson

Featuring Richie Diggs, Montana Lehmann, Sherab Rabzyor Yolo, Saira Rahman, and Liam Zarrillo

Production Design & Video Design by Adam Parboosingh
Set Design by Rebekah Enns
Lighting Design by Khaeler Bautista
Costume Design by Ayobami Ige
Sound Design by Davis Plett
Videography by Caroline Wintoniw
Poster Design by Santiago Tovar

With a big thank you to Alexandra Skwarchuk, Daouda Dembele, Frank Indome, Maggie Yeboah and the One Trunk Theatre board!

One Trunk- Boundary Avenue Media ReleaseBoundary Avenue Poster