The Runner


Christopher Morris

About the book

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.

The Runner won the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play.

The Runner will make your heart soar and leave you breathless.” —The Globe and 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. Past writing credits include The Runner (Human Cargo/Theatre Passe Muraille – 2019 Dora Awards for Outstanding New Play and Best Production), Our Beautiful Sons, (Blyth Festival 2017 and 2012 Playwright in Residence), The Road to Paradise, co-playwright with Jonathan Garfinkel (Human Cargo/Crow’s Theatre/Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), Night (Human Cargo/National Arts Centre, published by the Canadian Theatre Review/Canada Playwrights Press), Return: The Sarajevo Project (co-playwright, Theatrefront, Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination, published by Canada Playwrights Press). Christopher lives in Toronto with his partner Gillian Gallow and their daughter Eileen.

56pp 5.5×8.5in
1 Actor