You Should Have Stayed Home is based on Tommy Taylor’s note posted to Facebook after his arrest and detention at the infamous Toronto G20 Summit in 2010, along with his girlfriend Kate. The note went viral and has been translated into 7 languages and appeared in 21 countries – a detailed, frightening and often funny account of the largest mass arrest in Canadian history.
Tommy’s story of arrest without charge and 24-hour detainment in a cage has been covered by national and international media . One year later, he partnered with Praxis Theatre and The Original Norwegian to transform his note into a piece of theatre: A one-man play that includes a 12-minute scene with 26 performers when the action arrives at a cell in the Eastern Avenue Detention Centre.
At the 2011 Summerworks Festival You Should Have Stayed Home
Click here to watch You Should Have Stayed AT Home – the Gemini-nominated CBC documentary that interviews Tommy Taylor and 3 other G20 detainees named after our show.
Click here to listen to Tommy on CBC Radio Living Out Loud: Two days in June; the G20 one year after
Click here to read director Michael Wheeler write about the impact and process of creating the show on Rabble.ca: Praxis Theatre Brings G20 to the Stage
Click here to listen to Tommy on CBC Radio Sunday Edition (in hr 2): G20 Anniversary panel
Click here to read Jon Kaplan’s feature interview with Tommy Taylor in NOW Magazine: Reliving a G20 Nightmare
Click here to watch Tommy and Kate return with The Toronto Star video team to the Eastern Ave Detention Centre: G20 Detainees: One Year Later