Hitchhiker Theatre is Justin Shaw's independent theatre company that builds theatre experiences inspired by bard storytelling traditions.
Have you ever wished you were anyone else but you? In Justin Shaw’s comedy Midnight Baby, this one person show inspired by true events explores what it means to be enough for another person. Using personal stories from childhood and adolescence that are equal parts hilarious, awkward, and emotionally devastating, this play questions whether it is better to be someone who is completely spontaneous or fully planned while tiptoeing through feelings of unconscious self-loathing.
"Smart, tight, interesting, funny, dramatic, unpredictable script and a bravura performance. You should really see this wonderful piece of theatre." - Rob MacDonald, Annekenstein's Monster
"Terrific show... highly recommend it." - Dave Stewart, And Yet I Blame Hollywood
"I gladly joined in Shaw's richly deserved standing ovation." - Sean McQuaid, The Buzz
Justin Shaw takes his audience on a mad-cap journey on what it means to let go admit that they have no idea what they are doing, while challenging what it really means to listen and be present with someone in need.
This performance was part of a Spare Change: An Evening of Comedy held on April 4, 2018 at the Keyano Recital Theatre. This event was a fundraiser presented by Some Other Solutions, a mental health and crisis prevention non-profit located in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Funding for this event was made possible by Suncor.
Full recording of the performance is available here: