Threshold Theatre presents ABD with Mark the C—Mark Cassidy’s hilarious and heart-warming memoir of growing up in a hotel and motel in small-town Ontario.  

Every old town in Ontario has one on its main drag. The hotel. A historic building whose charm has been reincarnated--or not. I spent part of my childhood in one of those. Follow the highway out of the small town, and before long you'll pass a roadside motel. I spent my adolescence in one of those.” 

written & performed by Mark Cassidy, directed by Hume Baugh.

Mark Cassidy, (writer/performer) is a Toronto-based writer, director, performer. As co-artistic director of Threshold Theatre, Mark has devised and directed a number of innovative projects including, As I Lay Dying, In The Language of Love, White Buildings, Beautiful Losers, That Time, Howl, The Hairy Ape, Forms of Devotion, Terror, and Kafka and Son.  Mark has been nominated for two Dora Awards, the John Hirsch Award and the Siminovitch Prize for Excellence in Theatre Directing.  

Hume Baugh (director)  has directed Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well for Alchemy Theatre, Twelfth Night for Gromkat/Direct Flight, and The Winter's Tale at Fanshawe College. He directed Bobby del Rio's Child Hood at Summerworks, Adam Pettle's Therac 25 for Direct Flight, and Cecilia McHugh's Rising Below the Sun at TPM Backspace. Other credits include Stuart O'Connell's The Greatest Love Story Ever Forgotten at the Toronto Fringe, Michel Tremblay's La Duchesse de Langeais at the Orlando Fringe, and Brecht's Drums in the Night and Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men at Fanshawe College. As an actor, his film work includes The Apprentice, in competition at Cannes this year, and Painkiller, on Netflix.


A The Kick & Push Festival Performance