1 Wiltshire Ave. Unit 127 Toronto, ON M6N 2V7

Finding Home: A Salmon Journey Upstream

Photo Credit: Kathryn Hanson (ShutteredEye)

A Theatre Direct Production, Created by Animacy Theatre Collective


April 8 – 26, 2024

Running Time: 40 minutes + Q&A
Grades 1 to 5

Available with Deaf Shadow Interpretation
April 22 – 26, 2024

To inquire about school bookings, please write to Kate at

Nominated for 5 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
Winner: Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play – Theatre for Young Audiences

A hilarious and heartfelt play exploring friendship, growing up and the annual salmon run featuring puppetry, clown and live music.

Finding Home is the story of two best friends who also happen to be salmon from Lake Ontario. Beagle and Sojo do everything together, as true best friends always do. Until one day Beagle starts to change and gets the urge to set off on an adventure upstream–whether Sojo wants to come or not.

It’s tough to swim against the current of the Humber River and the two face all kinds of challenges together: fishermen, pollution, rocks, rapids and more. But along the way they learn what it means to be a real friend, how beautiful it is to complete your life cycle, and why salmon really are the rockstars of the fish world!


Finding Home: A Salmon Journey up the Humber River
Cast and Creative Team
Creators and Performers:
Alexandra Simpson and Morgan Brie Johnson
Director and Dramaturge:
Rebecca Northan
Remount Director:
Adam Paolozza
Anders Azzopardi, Stefan Hegerat and Sabine Ndalamba
Stage Manager:
Conner Bustamante
Deaf Shadow Interpreter (Beagle):
Cassie-Hope Aubin
Deaf Shadow Interpreter (Sojo):
Juan Jaramillo
Puppet and Set Designers and Builders:
Alexandra Simpson, Morgan Johnson and Nina Keogh
Promotional Photographer:
Kathryn Hanson (ShutteredEye)

Special Thanks to Martha Ross

Animacy Theatre Collective acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

Funding provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation