Theatre plays written and
performed by Keir Cutler,
with year of premiere.




2014--Shakespeare Crackpot

2011--Teaching Hamlet

2010--Rant Demon

2008--Teaching the Fringe

2006--Teaching As You Like It
(Teaching Shakespeare 3)

2004--Lunatic Van Beethoven

2003--Teaching Witchcraft

2002--Is Shakespeare Dead?

2001--Teaching Detroit
(Teaching Shakespeare 2)

1999--Teaching Shakespeare

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French Translation of
Teaching Shakespeare:
Fou de Shakespeare



A new work in 2022, written by Keir Cutler. Now playing to rave reviews.

Below are some of the great things people are writing about CIVILIZED.

FIVE STARS - Winnipeg Free Press, "Gripping, fascinating, . . . CIVILIZED brings to life parts of our past that we are still trying to reconcile. It is based on true historical reports and writings, and the way it's told is digestible and engaging. This play should be shown in schools, workplaces, old folks' homes and anywhere else people will see it." Review from 2022 Winnipeg Fringe Festival

"CIVILIZED may be one of the most important things you ever see on stage!" Apt613 review, Ottawa Fringe Festival 2022

"CIVILIZED is one of the best plays I've seen at this year's Fringe and is very timely given the cultural reckoning Canada is now undergoing. Go see it!" UMFM Radio review, Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2022

"This show should be required viewing in this country!" The Visitorium review, Ottawa Fringe Festival 2022

"Well researched and thoroughly vetted, this haunting portrait holds an authentic, unflattering mirror up to us, a disturbing reflection of ourselves trailing back through generations. It doesn't feel preachy or scolding; Cutler, Hopkins and Huston maintain a thoughtful, empathetic atmosphere of shared remorse over a grotesque truth." Istvan Dugalin, istvandugalin, Toronto.

"Don't miss this opportunity. Civilized is difficult and demanding, but should be seen as completely required viewing for all." Steven Ross, (Indigenous person) Front Mezz Junkies, Toronto.

"I implore you to see this play. Civilized achieves exactly what it sets out to do: it makes us open our eyes to what really happened and lights the fire in our hearts to do something about it." Janine Marley, A View from the Box, Toronto.

Based on actual reports, writings and speeches. Keir resurrects a "civilized" Canadian government bureaucrat from the year 1907 to defend the indefensible: the Laurier government's treatment of Indigenous Peoples. A compelling, anti-racist look at how being "civilized" has warped our values.

Performed by Metis actor, John D. Huston. Directed by Paul Hopkins.

Previews were held in Kitchener, Ontario in early June at the Rockway Mennonite Church, and CIVILIZED premiered at the 2022 Ottawa Fringe Festival, went on to the 2022 Winnipeg Fringe Festival and at Toronto's Red Sandcastle Theatre for a week opening on September 30th - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Preview of show below.

Directly below is Keir's most popular online video.

Directly below is Keir's most popular paperback and ebook.