Winner of the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play
Z.A.K.A is an Orthodox Jewish volunteer force in Israel that collects the remains of Jews killed in accidents. When Jacob, a Z.A.K.A volunteer, makes the split-second decision to treat a young woman — instead of the soldier she may have killed — his world is changed forever.
News & Reviews
“The Runner will make your heart soar and leave you breathless.” —Globe & Mail
“Run, don’t walk, to get tickets to riveting solo show The Runner.” —NOW Magazine
“One of the finest plays I’ve had the honour to write about. It unsettles as art should.” —Mooney on Theatre
“It’s an emotional, exhausting, eye-opening, gripping piece of theatre… ” —The Slotkin Letter
About the Author
Christopher Morris is a playwright, director and actor and is the artistic director of the Toronto-based theatre company Human Cargo. His plays include The Runner (winner of 2019 Dora Awards for Outstanding New Play and Best Production), Our Beautiful Sons, The Road to Paradise (co-written with Jonathan Garfinkel,) Return: The Sarajevo Project (co-playwright, theatrefront, Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination). Christopher lives in Toronto with his partner Gillian Gallow and their daughter Eileen.
CBC PlayME Podcast – The Runner
A free audio drama version of The Runner produced by PlayME is also available from CBC Podcasts. You can listen to all three parts of The Runner as well as an interview with Christopher Morris at the links below.