Primary navigation

Dan performs his stand-up routine on-stage

Breaking Character

Breaking Character explores disability representation through the eyes of six performers with disabilities trying to make it onto the screen, stage, comedy club circuit, and runway. 

Breaking Character

Breaking Character explores disability representation through the eyes of six performers with disabilities trying to make it onto the screen, stage, comedy club circuit, and runway. 

  • Dan looks into the camera.

    Hey, Ma!

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Tai's mom encourages him to start taking responsibility to prepare for life after high school. Meanwhile, Dan overcomes his dislike of virtual open mics while visiting his childhood home.

  • Northern Stars

    Northern Stars

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    While Rachel, a model/musician/activist living with a connective tissue disorder, waits out the pandemic in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Alexia starts apartment hunting in the heart of Toronto. Meanwhile, Tai questions the accessibility barriers that impede his independence.

  • Killing the Dream?

    Killing the Dream?

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Caeden, an actor/bartender who is a member of the Deaf and hard of hearing community, gets a job offer. Meanwhile, Catherine co-produces and stars in a film based on her experience, and Tai, who is a wheelchair user, mentors a young actress for her first leading role.

  • Dan speaks into the camera.

    Plan B or Not Plan B

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    In the premiere, three performers with disabilities enter the casting room to introduce themselves: Alexia, the first Little Person to graduate from her theatre program; Dan, a comedian who is partially sighted; and actor/bartender Caeden.