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Asking For It

  • An In Association Production
    in association with
    Crow's Theatre,
    Nightwood Theatre,
    and Necessary Angel Theatre Company
  • Ellie Moon
  • Brendan Healy
  • Oct 6 - Oct 21, 2017
  • $20-$30
  • 90min (one intermission)
  • Details

    A documentary play that looks at gender roles and sexual consent in the wake of the Ghomeshi scandal, Asking For It considers the various ways in which sexual consent is understood personally, culturally, and legally. Moon speaks with people of all ages and backgrounds about their assumptions and experiences around consent to sexual relations, and with crown prosecutors and legal experts about the current state of sexual assault law in Canada. The conversations are candid, funny, often uncomfortable, and describe experiences of shame, power, ambiguity, and misunderstanding in communication about sex.

    Asking For It was developed through Crow’s Theatre's Docu Creators Unit and with Why Not Theatre.



    “A bracing pleasure … A sly, intelligent piece of documentary theatre borne of Ghomeshi-gate." - Simon Houpt, The Globe & Mail - "Asking For It"


  • The Team


    • Christine Horne
    • Steven McCarthy
    • Ellie Moon
    • Jaa Smith-Johnson


    • Brendan Healy - Director
    • Ellie Moon - Playwright
    • Richard Feren - Music and Sound Design
    • André du Toit - Lighting Design
    • Jordana Weiss - Stage Management