by brandon crone


written and directed by brandon crone

performed by thomas gough, jakob ehman and karen slater

design by claire hill

stage management by cristina hernandez

fight direction by jeremy hutton


Gray, a sperm donor, meets his son for the first time. But as more children get added to the roster, a dream becomes a nightmare with disastrous consequences. 


safeword premiered Donors at hub14 art and performance works, November 7th - 17th, 2013


Nominee - 'Outstanding Performance - Male' (Jakob Ehman) - 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

WINNER - 'Best New Work' (Brandon Crone) - 2013 My Theatre Awards Toronto, My Entertainment World




"Horror, comedy and sex are stirred into a mesmerizing tour de force..."

"Brandon Crone drops the audience into a sexually-charged uncomfortable situation, makes the laughs choke in their throats, and suddenly they discover that there is no safe word."

-Drew Rowsome, My Gay Toronto (Read full article here)


"Gasps, laughs, and indescribable throat noises interchangeably arise from audience members throughout."

"Impeccably performed."

"safeword is a flash of light in darkness..."

-Michael Polubiec, My Entertainment World (Read full article here)



Dossier for Claire Hill, Scenographer for Donors - A Field of Crowns, Andrew Gabourey (Read article here)

Interview Series with Playwright Brandon Crone - My Entertainment World (Read article here)

blogTO (View here)

Mooney on Theatre (View here)



Teaser Trailer 1                                                                                           Teaser Trailer 2




















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