After Faust

Backstage Theatre
  • Jan 31, 7:30 PM
  • Feb 05, 7:30 PM
100 minutes

Presented as part of RISER Edmonton 2023.
A new play from The Invisible Practice.
Written and produced by Connor Yuzwenko-Martin.
Directed by Ebony R. Gooden.

Many know the classic tragedy of Doctor Faustus, who made a deal with a demon and ultimately gave up his soul. But few have asked the question, “what happened to the demon Mephistopheles after?” Performed in ASL by a Deaf cast, After Faust surfaces the oft-painful questions and choices that lay along the path of forgiveness and self-transformation.

Presented with English captions.

Click for a digital playbill featuring ASL vocabulary, resources, and more!

Content Warning: Flashing lights/brief laser effects, haze, loud/sudden noises. Themes include mental health, depression, loss of loved ones, discussion of suicide (but no actual portrayal), demonry, magic, religious references.

“Shards and shreds of this story have wandered in my mind since I was fifteen years old and acted as Faust in a high school one-act play. In the years since, I have stepped through the woods of my Deaf and queer identities, and slowly inhabited an intersection that is uniquely me. To be able to present this story with RISER and Common Ground Arts Society’s support is beyond validating. I can’t wait for you to meet and love these characters, and find solace in their journeys.”
-Connor Yuzwenko-Martin


Connor Yuzwenko-Martin (Producer/Playwright)
Ebony R. Gooden (Director)
Judah Truong (Technical Director)

Mustafa Alabssi (CASSIO)
Gaitrie Killings (MEPHISTOPHELES)
Kayla Bradford Sinasac (PEIA)
Hodan Youssouf (ELON MUSK)

Crystal Wolfe (Indigenous Consultant)
Thurga Kanagasekarampillai (ASL Coach)
Luc Tellier (Voice Actor)
Pat Darbasie (Directorial Dramaturg)
Madeline Blondal (Set & Costume)
Dave Clarke (Sound)
Derek Miiller (Associate Sound Designer)
Christen Long (Projection & Captions)
Ainsley Hillyard (Choreographer)
Rory Turner (Lighting)
Kiidra Duhault (Stage Manager)
Andrea Konowalec, Robyn Lavender, Gail Benin, Mikayla Maione (ASL Interpreters)
Kat Evans (RISER Edmonton Production Manager)