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by mac brock

Kay and Anthony have a lot in common. As two of the only gay kids in their town, their paths cross over years of casual encounters and missed connections - but some things only stay on the DL for so long. Boy Trouble is a cutting, playful, and surprising interrogation of toxic masculinity and casual sex in the days of Grindr.

Content warnings: Violence, graphic sexuality, strong coarse language.


Boy Trouble is coming to the Fringe Theatre Season in May 2023.


Click below for an audition call closing October 1, 2022.


Boy Trouble premiered at NextFest 2019 with dramaturgical support from the Alberta Playwrights' Network's Emerging Artist Mentorship program and mentor David van Belle.

  • Performed by Max Hanic

  • Directed by NIUBOI

  • Designed by Elise CM Jason

  • Photography (below) by Kaylin Schenk.

It received Sterling Award nominations for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Lead Performance in a Drama (Max Hanic) after its 2019 run at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.

  • Performed by Max Hanic

  • Directed by NIUBOI

  • Designed by Even Gilchrist

  • Projections by Elise CM Jason

  • Sound by Kiidra Duhault

  • Stage Manager Erin Valentine


"...impressive for both its sharp, funny writing and for the solo performance by Max Hanic, a young actor to keep your eye on."

"Well written and sensitively performed ... Hanic is excellent."
-Edmonton Journal

"For a beautifully-conceived and executed coming-of-age/coming out comic-drama, you want to line up for Boy Trouble."
-Edmonton Journal (Fringe Favourites)

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