By Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)
It’s Grade 12, and the pressure is on. Miles, Kai, and Joy – three students at Unionville High School find themselves at odds with what the future holds. Yet, they might be a smidge more similar than they first expect – and as they bond through orchestra class – they wrestle with expectations, odd artsy fartsy teachers, a hodgepodge of sweet treats, and their hopes and dreams. Mog is a new play that celebrates the joy of discovering the life that you’re meant to live.
Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)
Jeff Ho is a theatre artist, originally from Hong Kong. As an actor, he has toured as Ophelia in Why Not Theatre’s Prince Hamlet across Canada and the United States over five years. Other credits include: Hana’s Suitcase (Young People’s Theatre, tour: Toronto, Montreal and Seattle); I Forgive You (Artistic Fraud/NAC); Orestes (Tarragon Theatre); trace (Remount – NAC/Factory Theatre); Box 4901 (Buddies in Bad Times); camera obscura (hungry ghosts) (the frank theatre/QAF – Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Production – Small Theatre); Kim’s Convenience (CBC); The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu); and Orphan Black (BBC America).
As a playwright, his works include cockroach, Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land), Antigone: 方, and trace. His work has been developed with the Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, Human Cargo, Factory Theatre, Cahoots, the Banff Playwrights Lab, Nightswimming Theatre. His plays are published by Playwrights Canada Press.
Jeff is grateful to have been honoured with a LAMBDA Award for Best LGBTQ+ Drama, theToronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play (Iphigenia); the Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund Award for a Young Canadian Playwright; the Bulmash Siegel Playwriting Award (Tarragon Theatre); a Harold Award (House of Nadia Ross); finalist for the Playwright’s Guild of Canada’s Drama award (cockroach); finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award (Iphigenia and Antigone); nominated for four Dora Awards. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School and holds an MFA from York University.
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