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These eleven poems were adapted for the audio stage from a larger body of 44 pieces, collectively titled “The Benjy Poems.” They tell the story of a troubled man at odds with his arrival at adulthood who summons to life his inner child and attempts to understand a childhood burdened by domestic violence and neglect.
The poems were written and performed by Benjamin Hackman, with additional voice talent provided by: Jessica Popeski, Benjamin Reinhartz, Caitlin Morris-Cornfield, Schön Faria, Sarit Cantor, and Bradley Benninger. The audio was produced and engineered by Craig Saltz.
This project was made possible by the generous financial assistance of CUE. Poems in the series were funded by the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.
Ceiling fan image by Jonathan Dunkelman.