VenueMIWSFPA Theatre
Time: Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 4pm
CategoryTheatre + Comedy
City of OriginToronto
Price$20 or Festival Pass



A punk performance lecture featuring 4 1/2 totally useful pieces of advice for battling depression.


4 1/2 (ig)noble truths offers a vocabulary to talk about mental health; through the articulation of one person’s experience of depression that’s meant to give others a new language to talk about it.

zeitpunktheatre created 4 1/2 (ig)noble truths for the Summerworks Festival in 2016. It has since been performed in Toronto (The Theatre Centre), Victoria (UnoFest) and Thunder Bay (Superior Theatre Festival).



“dark, vulnerable and beautiful…we need more art like this.” -THE THEATRE READER

“Director Michael Reinhart accomplishes the rare feat of infusing grand metaphorical visuals and engaging action into a solo production. 4 1⁄2 (ig)noble truths is moving, intelligent, funny, helpful and goddamn brave; you need to see it.”


Thomas McKechnie (Playwright/Performer) is a Toronto-based playwright and creator and was a member of the 2013-2015 Soulpepper Academy as a playwright. Writing credits include, theatre: 4 1/2 (ig)noble truths (Summerworks 2016) The Thirst of Hearts (Soulpepper Theatre Company) Valkyrie (Rarely Pure Theatre Toronto Fringe 2013), …and the aeroplanes fall into the sea. Film: One More Night (Short) (Courtesy Productions. Shortlisted for the Iris Prize). Collective: A Wake for Lost Time, there/GONE, A Kitchen Sink Drama ([elephants] collective), A Good Man is Hard to Find (Soulpepper Academy). He also plays in the folk punk duo We’re From Out West.

Michael Reinhart (Director) is a theatre/performance creator, performance scholar and theatre instructor, who has taught at The Randolph Academy and the University of Toronto. His work (both creative and academic) is based in exploring interdisciplinary art-making and collective-driven devised theatre creation. Much of this exploration/research has occurred through his work with [elephants] collective, of which he is a founding member, as well as through an array of
external collaborations. Most recent projects include; Surplus Party Guest ([elephants] collective & vsvsvs), 4 1⁄2 (ig)noble truths (Zeitpunk Theatre – SummerWorks 2016), A Dream Play (Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts 2016), A Kitchen Sink Drama ([elephants] collective – Rhubarb Festival 2016), A Wake for Lost Time ([elephants] collective, SummerWorks 2015), there/GONE
([elephants] collective, Fringe 2015), Stare.Print.Blue (digifest 2015 & Open Spaces: SURVIVAL Festival, Berlin 2014).

Claire Hill (Scenographer) was born and raised in Scarborough, and has lived and worked in Halifax, Victoria, Banff and Vancouver, and designed for many indie theatre shows across the city including Turtleneck, Donors, Nature of the Beast (safeword), Cockfight, Retreat, Liver (Brouhaha), Contractions, Human Furniture, Les Liasions Dangereuses, House of Yes, The Castle (ROTC), Firebrand, Ambrose (Single Thread Theatre Company), Adventures of a Red-Headed Coffee Shop Girl (Rebecca Perry), and most recently The Changeling (Desiderata Theatre) and Fake Nerd Girl. She holds a BA from Dalhousie, an MA from The University of Victoria, and is currently working towards an MFA in design at York.”

Nicole DeAngelis (Stage and Production Manager)


Dark subject matter; coarse language; broken eggs.