Third Floor

July 5 – August 3, 2013 Firehall Theatre

“The last thing I want is all these total strangers, who live literally inches away from me, knowing every last detail of my life.”


By Jason Hall

  • NOTE: Contains some strong language. In a brand new condo building, two neighbours become friends: signing for packages, helping with overactive fire alarms, watching movies together, and bonding over the disgusting habits of an unseen third neighbour – a woman who leaves her garbage in the hallway for weeks. Just as the friendship is about to blossom into romance, a prank goes wrong. The friends become accomplices and the story quickly plunges into an unexpected thriller. This Hitchcockian twist on contemporary living asks: how well do you know your neighbours?

    “Hall’s tension-filled script builds at a nail-biting pace that will leave you on the edge of your seat. THIRD FLOOR is a thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking piece of theatre.” – Theatromania


    “The dialogue is superb, and the story is comic, unexpected, occasionally breathtaking, and immensely enjoyable.” –


    “The story takes a sudden, unexpected and unnerving turn to the dark halfway through, transforming what seems at first to be a light comedy of manners and relationships into a study of the impact that selfishness can have on others.” –

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    Playing at the Firehall Theatre from July 5 to August 3, 2013

    Evening Performances: Tuesday through Sunday 8:00PM Matinees: Fridays, Saturdays 2:30PM Running Time:
 95 minutes

  • Cast

    Man: Craig Pike

    Woman: Taylor Trowbridge

    Creative Team

    Direction: Ashlie Corcoran

    Set & Costume Design: Jung-Hye Kim

    Lighting Design: Jason Hand

    Projection Design: Kevin Tanner

    Sound Design & Composition: Adam Harendorf

    Stage Management: Joanna Barrotta

    Apprentice Stage Manager: Kyle Beres

    Assistant Director: Jessica Kostuck

    CRAIG PIKE (Man) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: Misalliance, French Without Tears, Drama at Inish, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Cherry Orchard, John Bulls Other Island (Shaw Festival); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Lyndesfarne Theatre); The Skriker (Blackguard Theatre Company); Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (The Classical Theatre Project); The Crackwalker (Staged and Confused); Flux (Flux Collective); 72 Hour Survival Guide (Three Sheets Theatre Company); The Paper Bag Princess (The Grand Theatre); The Last Man Hanged, Ring Around the Moon, Romeo & Juliet (Gairbraid Theatre); The Listener (CTV Television); Twitchers (Sun TV). Other: Founding conductor of That Choir in Toronto (

    TAYLOR TROWBRIDGE (Woman) For the Playhouse: The Drowning Girls, Alice. Elsewhere: Theatre: Your Side, My Side and the Truth (Summerworks); The Tempest (Canstage); Wild Dogs (Nightwood/Canstage); Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew (Bard on the Beach); The Crucible, The Invisible Man (Shaw Festval); That Summer (Georgian Theatre Festival); As You Like It (Theatre by the Bay). TV: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC); Copper (BBC America); The Listener (CTV); An Accidental Friendship (Hallmark); Being Erica (CBC); Slings and Arrows (TMN); Roxanna (Bravo); DaVinci’s Inquest (CBC). Other: Taylor would like to thank her wonderful husband David for all his love and support.

     JASON HALL (Playwright) Plays include: The Match (Company of Angels / Latitude Festival, UK); Third Floor (Lower Ossington Theatre / Summerworks Festival); GBS (Theatre 503, UK); Eyes Catch Fire (Finborough Theatre, UK).  Eyes Catch Fire won Canada’s Herman Voaden playwriting award, was Time Out London’s Critics’ Choice and is currently taught on a drama course at Yale University; a Spanish-language version of the play was produced in Colombia while Jason was British Council Visiting Artist at Teatro Libre de Bogota. GBS was runner-up for the UK’s John Whiting award and has been produced off-Broadway and at the Toronto Fringe Festival, where it won the Patron’s Pick award. Third Floor has been produced in Europe both in London’s West End and in a German-language version at the Torturmtheatre in Sommerhausen, Bavaria.

    ASHLIE CORCORAN (Director) For the Playhouse: Artistic Director since November 1, 2012.  Elsewhere:  As Director: The Magic Flute (Opera Philadelphia); Don Giovanni, Le Lauréat, Three Sisters Who are Not Sisters (The Glenn Gould School, RCM); The Brothers Grimm, Isis and The Seven Scorpions, Cinderella, The Bear (Canadian Opera Company); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Western Canada Theatre).  As Artistic Producer and Director: Tiny Dynamite, Tijuana Cure, A Boy Called Newfoundland, The Ugly One (Theatre Smash).  Upcoming:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Salt-Water Moon (TIP); The Gay Heritage Project (Buddies in Bad Times); The Ugly One (Theatre Smash/Tarragon Theatre); Waiting for the Parade (Western Canada Theatre).

    JUNG-HYE KIM (Set & Costume Designer) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: Boblo (Kitchenband Production and the Theatre Centre); Hiding Words (Eventual Ashes); Known to Police (Nomanzland with YPT), The Great Mountain (Red Sky Performance with YPT); The Washing Machine (Next Stage Festival 2012); Pub Opera (Tapestry New Opera); After Akmatova (Tarragon Theatre); Montparnasse (Theatre Passe Muraille and Groundwater Theatre, Dora nomination for Outstanding Costume Design); The Middle Place (Canstage, Project Humanity, Belfry Theatre, GCTC); The Big League (Young People’s Theatre); The Great Mountain (Red Sky Performance); Offensive Foul (Theatre Direct, Dora nomination for outstanding TYA production). Other: 2006 Siminovitch Prize Honorable mention for a New Young Designer.

    JASON HAND (Lighting Designer) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper); The Arsonists, This, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale (Canadian Stage); Blue Planet (YPT); The Amorous Adventures of Anato(Tarragon); The Trespassers (Stratford); The Ugly One (Theatre Smash); The Tales of Hoffmann (Edmonton Opera); La Bohème, Turn of the Screw (Against the Grain); Dido & Aeneas (Opera on the Avalon); Guilio Cesare (Orchestra London). Upcoming: The Ugly One (Tarragon). Other: Protégé recipient of 2012 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Dora Nomination for The Ugly One.

    KEVIN TANNER (Projection Designer) For The Playhouse: Technical Director.  Elsewhere: As Projection Designer: Reefer Madness (Queen’s Musical Theatre); Avenue Q, Glengarry Glen Ross (Blue Canoe Productions); Penelope Waits (Queen’s Drama Department).  As Assistant Projection Designer: Lillian Alling, Cosi Fan Tutte (Banff Centre Theatre Arts).  As Lighting Designer: Sweeney Todd (Queen’s Musical Theatre); Counter Service & Lives of The Great Waitresses (Queen’s Drama Department). As Director: Spring Awakening (Queen’s Musical Theatre);  Songs For A New World (Blue Canoe Productions). Other: Kevin holds a degree in Drama from Queen’s University.  In the summer of 2011, he participated in a projection design work-study at the Banff Centre in Alberta.

    ADAM HARENDORF (Sound Designer & Composition) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: As Sound Designer: Alligator Pie, The Cherry Orchard (Soulpepper); Sweeney Todd, Elf – The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Jungle Book (Neptune); Lost In Yonkers, Visiting Mr. Green (HGJT); For The Pleasure Of Seeing Her Again (Festival Players of Prince Edward County); How To Succeed: A Tribute To Des McAnuff (RTS); Third Floor (SummerWorks); Fool For Love (Red One Theatre); Short Story Long (Best of Fringe); The Shepard Plays (Candles are for Burning). As Assistant Sound Designer: Fiddler On The Roof (Stratford); The Aleph (Soulpepper); A Year With Frog And Toad, Seussical (YPT). Upcoming: Alligator Pie (Soulpepper).

    JOANNA BARROTTA (Stage Manager) For the Playhouse: Debut.  Elsewhere: carried away on the crest of a wave (Tarragon); The Arsonists (Canadian Stage); paper SERIES (Cahoots Theatre Company); Brothel #9, Essay/The Russian Play (Factory Theatre); 3 seasons at Blyth Festival; Svadba, Beckett: Feck It!, Beauty Dissolves (Queen of Puddings Music Theatre); La Bohème, Turandot (Opera Lyra); Acis and Galatea, Actéon/Dido and Aeneas (Opera Atelier); Bluebeard’s Castle/Erwartung (Opéra de Québec); 8 seasons at Canadian Opera Company including Ariadne auf Naxos, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Götterdämmerung. Upcoming: London Road (Canadian Stage). Other: Joanna was the General Manager for the SummerWorks Theatre Festival in 2011.

    KYLE BERES (Apprentice Stage Manager) For the Playhouse: The Clockmaker, Drowning Girls.  As Head Technician: Bright Bold Stories.  Elsewhere: As Stage Manager: Vigil (Theatre Kingston); Dust (Queen’s University Drama Department).  As Technician: Blue/Orange, The Grandkid (Theatre Kingston). Other: Kyle is thrilled to be a part of this fabulous production.  She would like to say a special thank you to her family and friends for all that they have taught her and for the never-ending support and encouragement. Enjoy the show!

    JESSICA KOSTUCK (Assistant Director) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: As Director: 21 Days (Bad Dress Productions); The Vagina Monologues (V-Day McGill); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Players’ Theatre); Stones in His Pockets (TNC Theatre); Urinetown: The Musical (AUTS). Upcoming: As Director: Far Away (Bad Dress Productions). Other: Jessica is thrilled to be joining the TIP team for Third Floor.  She would like to thank her family, friends and Bad Dress for their encouragement and support.

  • Photos

    Official show photography by Mark Bergin.

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      For more photos, please visit our Facebook page. Taylor Trowbridge as the woman, Craig Pike as the man. Third Floor, 2013.


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  • Reviews

    Third Floor features stellar acting, directing -Greg Burliuk, Kingston Whig Standard. July 11, 2013

    Third Floor Brings Twisted Fun to Firehall Theatre -Lorraine Payette, Freelance Writer


    Gananoque is set to capitalize on niche tourism -CKWS TV Kingston

    EON Previews Third Floor at the Thousand Islands Playhouse -Eastern Ontario Network

    Preview Articles

    Queen’s grad brings “Third Floor” to Gananoque -Kingston This Week. July 4, 2013

    Third floor hits playhouse stage starting tomorrow! -St. Lawrence EMC. July 4, 2013

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