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About the Company


Silent Protagonist is a multi-disciplinary theatre company from Toronto. Our mandate is to produce new theatrical works which integrate alternative theatrical practices such as clown, mime, mask & puppetry.


In 2013 we premiered our inaugural production, Or Be Eaten, at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Co-Founder - Graeme Black Robinson


Graeme is a theatre artist based out of Toronto, ON. Born in Scarborough, he is an alumni of the George Brown Theatre School.


Graeme has a passion for alternative theatre practices. He has studied across Canada and the United States with experts in the fields of puppetry, mask and clown; including Pete Balkwill of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Jim Morrow from the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, and Sue Morrison of the Institute for Canadian Clowning.


Since 2014 Graeme has been touring with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, performing puppetry across North America and Asia.


Co-Founder - Scott Garland


Scott Garland is a German born, Alberta raised, Toronto based actor, writer and director. A George Brown grad, with a BA from the University of Alberta, he's best known for performing nationally and internationally in Pea Green Theatre's award winning Three Men in a Boat.


Other credits include: Midnight Madness (Port Stanley Festival Theatre), Romeo and Juliet Chainsaw Massacre (Bain & Bernard), Threepenny opera (Soup Can), Miracle on 34th Street (Sudbury Theatre Centre). Writing credits: A Madhouse Dramedy, Half A league (Croatian premier 2015) and episode writer for the web series Female Therapy. You can hear him in the animated series People Watching (CBC digital,, or watch him on select episodes of Murdoch Mysteries, Titans, Killjoys, Imposters and Reign.


Co-Founder - Murphy Diggon


Murphy founded this company with Graeme and Scott back in 2013 with our first production titled Or Be Eaten. This production also began her career in Stage and Production Management. Silent Protagonist means working with a smart and dedicated team; essentially working with Graeme and Scott is a dream. 


Murphy is a Producer/Production Manager for theatre and film production as well as a Stage Manager for indie theatre. She loves working in and supporting performance art, especially puppetry. 


She  is also the Assistant Production Manager at the Canadian Opera Company, and Venue Manager for Brick and Mortar. 


Select Credits: Stage Manager - All Of Me (Theatre Insomnia), Stage Manager - Break Of Noon (Triple Bypass Productions), Assistant Technical Director / ASM - Shopkins Live! Tour (Koba Entertainment), Production Stage Manager - Canada's Wonderland. 


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