Sometimes you wish you could tear yourself in two.
And maybe, this time, you do.

MAY 23 - June 9

Opening night is May 23 at 8 PM.

Shows on Friday and Saturday are at 8 PM and Sunday at 4 PM.

Pizza or spam. Important, not important. American, Immigrant.

Tornkid just wants to belong: at school, at home, in their own skin. So what does Tornkid do? Tear themselves in two. Tricky thing is, Tornkid loses their voice and their other half runs away into a mythical land both achingly familiar and unfamiliar. This world-premiere play by Katelynn Kenney draws on the power of Southeast Asian and Pacific Indigenous mythology to take the audience on an elemental journey to literally find oneself. Under the direction of Cara Hinh, with puppetry created by Cohesion Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Jess Rassp, and masks created by Tara Cariaso, Tornkid promises to be a feast for the senses, and an exploration into a world rarely seen on the American stage.

[ Content is family friendly and is appropriate for children ages 8 and up. Performance is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission. ]


All performances will be in “The Fallout Shelter” at United Evangelical Church (923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224) at the corner of East Avenue and Dillon Street in Canton. Patrons should enter the space through the red doors on East Avenue.


All tickets are “Pay What You Can.” Revenue from ticket sales helps pay artists, covers production costs, and supports independent theater and our work of empowering and advocating for Asian American & Pacific Indigenous artists in Baltimore.


Parking in Canton can be difficult. There are many streets around United Evangelical Church that offer convenient free parking, but it can fill up, especially during peak times. Please make sure to allow for additional parking time.

In addition to street parking, you can also park in the Canton Middle School parking lot, which is about 3 blocks from the theatre. The entrance is on Hudson Street just past the intersection of Hudson Street and Baylis Street. Walk down Hudson Street to East Avenue and turn left. Look for the red doors which will be about half a block down East Avenue.


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opening night party

Join BAPAC + Cohesion Theatre Company immediately after the opening night performance for dessert and drinks. Come and toast with us as we celebrate our very first full-length production as an organization!

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Meet the creators of tornkid

Shortly following the performance on Saturday, May 25, stay for a 30 minute talkback with the playwright, director, and producers of Tornkid.

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meet the puppets

On Sunday, June 2, come to Cohesion Theatre before the 4 PM matinee for an interactive event for families and children. Learn how the puppets move, what they're made of, and the inspiration behind each one.

TICKETS: Free for children under 3. $10 for children ages 4-12 (includes admission to event and matinee). For kids 13+ and chaperones, free admission to event and Pay What You Can for matinee.