OtM - Production

Sebastien Heins

Colin Doyle

Tracy Michailidis

Katherine Cullen

Amy Keating

Damien Atkins

Rielle Braid

Ishai Buchbinder
Mr. Burns

Creative Team
Simon Bloom

Mitchell Cushman

Elenna Mosoff

Britta Johnson
Musical Director

Nick Blais
Lighting Designer

Ken Mackenzie
Set Designer

Lindsay Junkin
Costume Designer

Evan Harkai
Mask Maker

Jennalee Desjardins
Movement Coach

Sam Sholdice
Sound Design

Marcus Jamin
Puppet Designer

Kate Sandeson
Stage Manager

Chloe Cushman
Poster Illustration and Design

Tickets for MR. BURNS are now on sale! Click here for tickets.

A Homeric Epic for our Time,
staged entirely without the use of electricity

The fallout begins May 9th
at Toronto’s Historic Aztec Theatre,
1035 Gerrard St. E.

An Outside the March production

In association with Starvox Entertainment

and Crow’s Theatre

by Anne Washburn
score by Michael Friedman
lyrics by Anne Washburn

In a post-apocalyptic world devoid of electricity, a small group of survivors band together in search of food, shelter and the most precious resource of all—classic lines from The Simpsons. Part pop musical, part chilling contemporary allegory, and part Simpsons celebration, MR. BURNS is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era evolves into the mythology of another.

"So smart it makes your head spin" - The New York Times

OtM’s core ensemble teams up with Canada’s leading musical theatre stars for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience, guaranteed to go nuclear.

Click here to download the press release.

Outside the March would like the thank the Bank of Montreal for their generous support in our emerging artist apprenticeship program. Thanks to BMO, the following apprentices are being mentored on our production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play:
Uche Ama
Shakura Dickson
Sam Godfrey
Ross Robertson
Elisabeth Stuart-Morris
Colin Simmons
Amaka Umeh




Rielle Braid and Colin Doyle on Comedy Above the Pub - Comedy Above the Pub

The Simpsons as a post-apocalyptic beacon of hope - The Toronto Star

The Simpsons go to the boards in Mr. Burns, a post-electric play - The National Post

Homer Run - NOW Magazine

Two bold theatre companies find unique ways to bring stories to life - Post City

Mr. Burns company members interviewed on The Morning Show - Global News

Mr. Burns listed as one of three things to do this weekend - The Toronto Star

The End of a Simpsons Era - The Torontoist

Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play Lights up the end of the world - Drew Rowsome Blog

Theatre troupe tackles Simpsons in post-apocalyptic play - Canadian Jewish News

Puritan staffer interviews Simon Bloom about Mr. Burns - Town Crier

Colin Doyle and Katherine Cullen chat about Mr. Burns: Post-Electric Play - Breakfast Television


Toronto theatre critics name their favourites of the year - The Globe and Mail

Toronto theatre critics salute best of local theatre - The Toronto Star

“Mr. Burns takes the apocalyptic spirit of the times and creates the first great play out of it.” - The Globe and Mail

1/2 “big, bold, weird, charming, funny, sad and, most of all, smart (S-M-R-T!).” - The Toronto Star

NNNN “immersive tour de force... a mesmerizing site-specific meditation on technology...thought-provoking, visually interesting, funny and packed with tension and drama.” - NOW Magazine

- The Torontoist

1/2 "in a word, 'excellent.' Don't miss it!" - Theatromania

"dazzling imagination... an epic three act play that is huge in scope as is this eye-popping production created by Outside the March, perhaps Toronto’s most inventive, daring theatre company working today.” - The Slotkin Letter

"Top-notch" - Post City

"zany, unconventionally clever and wildly entertaining" - The Theatre Reader"

"absolutely phenomenal" - Live in Limbo

"one of the most original theatrical experiences I’ve had in my life. It was truly (say it with me now) 'excellent'" - Hip Urban Girl

Mr. Burns cleverly brightens the darkness - Digital Journal

Clever, witty, and hilarious - Novella Magazine

Post-Electric, Post-Apocalyptic, Post-Modern: Mr. Burns is Postal, Brilliantly So - Dart Critics

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