Michael Healey's award-winning play, The Drawer Boy premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille in 1999. The play revisits the origins of an alternative Canadian theatre – the collective creation of The Farm Show in 1972 by Theatre Passe Muraille. Set in 1972 on a farm near Clinton, Ontario the play follows three characters: the farm's two owners, Morgan and Angus, and Miles, a young actor from Toronto doing research for a collectively created theatre piece about farming.
A new film adaptation of the play was shot during the late summer of 2016 using many of the original locations in Huron County. As a thank you to the community where the story takes place and film was shot, the film's Director/Producer, Arturo Perez Torres and Associate Director/Producer, Aviva
Armour-Ostroff will be on hand to share the process of adapting the play of the screen, before the film debuts on the film festival circuit in 2017.
Miles Potter, the original Farm Show actor whose experiences Michael Healey's play is based upon, will also be joining the panel discussion.