Andrew Moodie

Winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award

About the Book

A dramatic and often humourous look at six black Canadians of diverse backgrounds who share a Toronto house. Their lives unfold against the backdrop of civil unrest which erupted when the Lost Angeles police officers on trial for the beating of Rodney King are acquitted. The fracas outside keeps intruding as characters clash, collide, and swap jokes about everything from racism to the status of Quebec as a distinct society, from Malcolm X to The Road to Avonlea.


“Boisterous, intimate, entertaining and enlightening.”
-The Globe and Mail

About the Author

Andrew Moodie is an Ottawa-born and raised actor, with extensive stage, film, and television credits. Riot, his first play, was an immediate success with critics and audiences. It won the 1996 Chalmers Canadian Play Award. He is also the author of The Common Man’s Guide to Loving Women.

Drama 4m/2f
96pp 5.5 x 8.5 in