Anorak Performances
The Anorak

Developed as Adam Kelly Morton’s M.FA Acting performance assignment at York University,
The Anorak is a 90 minute monologue about the life and death of Marc Lépine (perpetrator of the Montreal Massacre at l’Université de Montréal).
AKM anorak 2014
The Montreal premiere took place in September 2004 at Zeke’s Gallery. In March 2005 the show was performed at the Queen’s University Engineering Department in Kingston. Additional productions have taken place at McGill University, Concordia University, Ryerson Polytechnic, the Cartier Centre, and Trafalgar School for Girls.

Archived reviews of The Anorak:
Montreal Gazette
Montreal Mirror
La Presse (French)

English language interview:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/polytechnique-shooting-play-from-shooter-s-perspective-restaged-for-anniversary-1.2855917

CBC radio documentary on
The Current:


French language interview:
Anorak sur TVA

In 2007 the play won the Montreal English Critic's Circle Award (MECCA) for Best Script, also garnering Best Actor and Best Overall Production nominations. The play was listed in 2006 for Best of the Year in the Montreal Mirror, as well as in La Presse. In 2004, The Anorak was named in the Montreal Gazette’s Best Plays of the year. The French version
L’Anorak, translated by Genevieve Charbonneau, premiered in Quebec City in Fall 2008.

After seeing the play at McGill University in 2006, Executive Producers Karine Vanasse (
Pan-Am, Ma Fille-Mon Ange) and Max Rémillard (Remstar) hired Adam as Script Consultant for the feature film Polytechnique. Working closely with director Denis Villeneuve, Adam helped integrate the character of The Killer (Marc Lépine) into the film.

Adam’s final performance of The Anorak took place at Montreal Improv theatre for the 25th anniversary fo the massacre. Before that, he performed the show, in French, on the 20th anniversary of the massacre at l'Université de Montréal, December 6, 2009.

In 2013, The Anorak was taken on by Chewed Up Theatre in London, UK, for performance at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, with Felix Brunger in the lead role and Matthew Gould directing.

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Felix Brunger in the lead role


The London team enabled The Anorak to make its Off West End debut at the Hope Theatre in July, 2014.

London UK reviews:
http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2014/07/the-anorak-hope-theatre-review.html
http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/40020/the-anorak-img
http://www.thegayuk.com/magazine/4574334751/THEATRE-REVIEW-The-Anorak-The-Hope-Theatre-Islington/8469011
http://onestoparts.com/review-the-anorak-the-lion-and-unicorn
http://www.camdenreview.com/node/875526
http://www.thepublicreviews.com/anorak-hope-theatre-london/