Finding home

Sat, May 18 Mon, May 20

Finding Home: A Salmon Journey Upstream

from Ontario

Join us for Finding Home: A Salmon Journey Upstream in a heartfelt and funny story on adolescence and what it feels like to grow up. 

all ages

part of JUNIOR Festival

$10 - $20

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Photo by Kathryn Hanson

Finding home

Photo by Kathryn Hanson


Inseparable since they were spawned, Beagle and Sojo are best (salmon) friends from Lake Ontario and the self-proclaimed rockstars of the fish world. They do everything together until one day, Beagle doesn’t feel like a little fish in a little pond anymore. She’s ready to make the big trip upstream on the Humber River. Will Sojo join her?  

From one of Canada’s leading theatres for young audiences and nominated for five Dora Mavor Moore awards and winner of Best New Play for Young Audiences, Finding Home: A Salmon Journey Upstream, is a heartfelt story full of child-friendly humour about the formidable bonds between best friends since birth. This inspiring piece of children’s theatre, accompanied by a live band, is a beautiful story suitable for the whole family. 

Please be advised: this show contains themes of death/dying.

About Theatre Direct and Animacy Theatre Collective

In its 47th season, Theatre Direct Canada stands as a premiere theatre for young audiences, presenting award-winning productions nationwide and globally, while creating opportunities to showcase exciting new work by emerging artists. Meanwhile, Animacy Theatre Collective (ATC), an acclaimed Toronto-based company specializes in original, experimental and interdisciplinary theatre with a focus on intersectional feminist narratives, utilizing humour and physical storytelling to promote social awareness. The duo creates characters that defy conventional boundaries, be they human, nonhuman or related to gender and sexuality, marking ATC as a pioneering force in the realm of innovative theatrical experiences. 


Creators, Performers Alexandra Simpson, Morgan Brie Johnson Director Dramaturge Rebecca Northan Remount Director Adam Paolozza Musicians Sabine Ndalamba, Stefan Hegerat Production Stage Manager Caitlin Farley Lighting Director Andre du Toit Deaf Shadow Interpreter (Beagle) Cassie-Hope Aubin Deaf Shadow Interpreter (Sojo) Juan Jaramillo Puppet, Set Designers, Builders Alexandra Simpson, Morgan Johnson, Nina Keogh Promotional Photographer Kathryn Hanson (ShutteredEye)

Special thanks to Martha Ross.

Composers Anders Azzopardi, Stefan Hegerat, Sabine Ndalamba

Dates & Times

Sat, May 18
1:00pm 1:50pm
Sun, May 19
1:00pm 1:50pm
Mon, May 20
1:00pm 1:50pm


12 & under
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Four pack*
$10 ea.
*discounts applied in cart

Access Info

If you require wheelchair or accessible seating, please contact our Box Office ahead of time at or phone (416) 973-4000, Option 1 – Wednesday–Friday from 1-5pm.

Warning: Haze

ASL Shadow Interpretation provided by Theatre Direct on Sunday, May 19.

ASL Interpretation


Studio Theatre

Small theatre with fixed seating

  • Indoor Venue
  • Wheelchair Accessible

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON