In 2015, André Alexis’ book Fifteen Dogs was awarded the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In 2017, it won the annual Canada Reads competition and the Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction, which recognizes an author’s body of work and is one of the world’s richest literary awards.
Fifteen Dogs is the first work developed through the new Crow’s Theatre Canadian Literature Adaptation Fund, supported by The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation. The fund brings the work of Canadian fiction and non-fiction authors to the stage by optioning, commissioning, developing, and producing dramatic adaptations.
Almost all Fifteen Dogs’ cast members are dog owners, too! Laura Condlln has a rescue dog named Quigley while Tyrone Savage and his partner, director Marie Farsi’s, rescue is called Pantlufa; Peter Fernandes’s puppy is named Pico; and Stephen Jackman-Torkoff’s pooch is Benny. Tag us on Instagram at @NowPlayingToronto with an image of you and your best furry friend.