Touring Schools Fall 2019

CRANKED is touring Niagara Secondary Schools from October 15 to 25, 2019.

The performance is suitable for grades 7 – 12, and will be supported by staff and resources from Niagara’s addiction and recovery service providers: Positive Living Niagara and Community Addiction Services of Niagara.

Bring CRANKED to Your High School

Each booking includes information resources from our community partner organizations and a post-show Q&A with the performers and an addiction services expert.

Contact Carousel Player to reserve a performance during or after school by emailing

All performances are offered free of charge thanks to the support of the Niagara Region’s Niagara Investment in Culture program.

CRANKED by Michael P Northey

Stan, a.k.a. “Definition” is a rising freestyle MC – or at least he was, until his life’s passion lost out to his meth habit. Now on the road to recovery and preparing for a come-back show, Stan confronts his demons and recounts his harrowing journey through the wild highs and deep lows of addiction. Using spoken word and hip hop, playwright Michael P. Northey and hip hop artists Kyprios and Stylust have created a pulse-pounding, full-sensory experience that deals in the brutal realities of addiction and drug culture, and the redemption that can lie in recovery.

Following a multi-year, international tour that included runs at The Duke Theatre on 42nd Street in New York City, and at the historic Sydney Opera House in Australia, this Green Thumb hit returns with updated content in light of the current fentanyl and opioid crises. As addiction weaves its way through communities across North America, this powerful piece is more timely than ever.

Community Tour

October 19 – St Catharines
October 26 – Welland
For ages 12 and up
All performances free of charge thanks to the support of
Niagara Region
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