“Through the history of Rochdale, both real and imagined through the lens of the play, we have been inspired by the spirit of the rebel. We hope that spirit continues to inspire and guide this next generation of artists as they become the vanguard of their own theatrical revolutions.”

Nina Lee Aquino and David Yee

Set in the summer of 1969, rochdale is a whip-smart, funny, and politically charged play inspired by the dynamic history of Toronto’s Rochdale College. Written by Governor General’s Award laureate David Yee and directed by Dora Award winner Nina Lee Aquino, the rochdale company features the York University Acting Conservatory graduating class of 2019. The show runs between August 8-18 at the Franco Boni Theatre (Theatre Centre). For tickets and more, please visit

Where: The Franco Boni Theatre (Theatre Centre), 1115 Queen St W, Toronto

Show dates and times:

  • Thursday, August 8, 9:00pm
  • Friday, August 9, Pre-Show talk with Nina Lee Aquino and David Yee, 5:30pm. Show, 6:30pm
  • Sunday, August 11, 8:45pm
  • Saturday, August 17, 3:30pm
  • Sunday, August 18, 6:30pm

Photos by Jeremy Mimnagh