PUSH! Real Athletes. Real Stories. Real Theatre.


About the Production

PUSH! Real Athletes. Real Stories. Real Theatre. is an interview-based theatre production showcasing Canadian Parasport athletes. PUSH! weaves together a history of Parasport competition, personal histories, disability rights, triumphs, challenges, and record-breaking victories with video and a live musical score. Although they share in their passion, commitment and excellence, PUSH! shows us that each athlete's journey is unique.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, in collaboration with the performers


Luis Orbegoso

Lighting Design

Simon Rossiter

Sound Design

Jason Browning

Media Design

Murray Siple

Stage Manager

Tanya Greve

Poem by

Jody Schloss

ASL Interpretation

Amanda Hyde & Sage Willow

Accessibility Consulting

DI Bennett

Performers' Assistant

Nicole Meehan


Sarai Demers, Jenna Lambert, Victoria Nolan, Paul Rosen, Martha Sandoval Gustafson, Jody Schloss

Performance History


the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario (2015) , as part of Panamania Festival, happening alongside the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan American Games.


Tangled Art + Disability

Related Media

Introduction from composer Luis Orbegoso
Introduction from Sara Demers
Introduction from Jenna Lambert
Introduction from Martha Sandoval
Introduction from Jody Ellen Schloss
Introduction from Paul Rosen