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Toronto: Sunny Drake’s web series “CHILD-ish” launches June 22

Monday, May 17, 2021

Sunny Drake’s CHILD-ish: the Weeries launches with free virtual event  

June 22nd, 2021 at 2pm, 7pm and 10pm EDT

Co-presented by Sunny Drake, Soulpepper and Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

What would the world be like if we let ourselves be a bit more childish? In CHILD-ish, a dynamite cast of adult actors speak children’s exact words about love, life and the world. Instead of pretending to be children, they perform as adults, allowing us to hear kids’ ideas and experiences anew. It’s surprising, hilarious and moving.

Originally a theatre play, CHILD-ish: the Web Series was created by Sunny Drake and drawn from interviews with over 40 whip-smart (and brutally honest) children. On Tuesday June 22, 2021, a special  launch event provides the exclusive opportunity to experience this fresh new web series through the perspectives of the brilliant kids from the CHILD-ish team, who will host it alongside Sunny Drake himself. Whilst the episodes will stay online forever, the registration-only launch adds an evening of theatre magic to the mix. And unicorns, too.

 Tickets are free, sign-up is required. Viewers can choose from 3 screenings (at 2pm, 7pm and 10pm EDT), connect with others in the digital audience in real time and… #BeMoreChildish.

Screening  & booking info:

2pm EDT - watch via Sunny Drake’s website

7pm EDT - watch via Soulpepper Theatre or Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

10pm EDT - watch via Sunny Drake’s website


About Sunny Drake:

Sunny Drake’s inventive theatre works have been presented in over 60 cities across the world and translated into 4 languages. His wide range of audiences have spanned international arts festivals, queers in underground warehouses, elderly ladies in regional theatres and young people in drop-in centres.

‍Sunny was commissioned by the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Playwrights Guild of Canada and ATFC to write the 2019 World Theatre Day message for Canada. He was awarded the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize 2019 ($25,000) for having a significant impact on performing arts in Ontario, and was a finalist for the K. M. Hunter Theatre Award (2018). For more information, visit

About CHILD-ish:

Following sold-out workshop showings at SummerWorks in 2019, Sunny Drake brings you the CHILD-ISH web series, featuring four episodes filmed on Toronto playgrounds, touring the world digitally in 2021.