Stan, a.k.a. “Definition” is a rising freestyle MC – or at least he was, until his life’s passion lost out to his drug habit. Now on the road to recovery and prepping for a come-back show, Stan confronts his demons and recounts his harrowing journey through the wild highs and deep lows of addiction.

CRANKED is an award winning piece from Green Thumb Theatre that uses spoken word and hip-hop to create 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.

CRANKED by Michael P Northey

Community Tour

for ages 12 and up
October 19
St Catharines

October 26

All performances are free of charge thanks to the support of

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.

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

Bring CRANKED to Your High School

Carousel Players travels to schools with all the scenery, costumes, and props to transform your gym into the world of the play. 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

Meet the Creative Team of CRANKED

Written by Michael P Northley

Directed by Patrick McDonald