Shove It Down My Throat

 Photo by Connie Tsang. Cover photo by Greg Wong. 

Photo by Connie Tsang. Cover photo by Greg Wong. 

About the Show

A new gonzo true crime docu-play about homophobia, violence, incarceration, sex, and mystery.

In 2013, Luke O'Donovan was arrested after a fight at a New Year’s Eve party left several men with knife-wounds—himself included. The local media portrayed Luke as a maniac who went on a stabbing spree. Luke says he was the victim of a queer-bashing, punished for the crime of fighting back. In 2014, Johnnie began writing letters to Luke in prison and looking for the truth.

Creative Team

Written by Johnnie Walker
Directed by Tom Arthur Davis
Produced by Jivesh Parasram & Tom Arthur Davis

Production History

June, 2017 • Special Presentation • As part of Queer Pride •  Buddies in Bad Times Theatre • Toronto

April, 2017 • Workshop Presentation • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre • Toronto

May, 2015 • Workshop Presentation • Videofag • Toronto


This project has been made possible through the generous support of: the Toronto Arts Council; the Ontario Arts Council; the Canada Council for the Arts; Buddies in Bad Time (as their 2016/17 Company in Residence); and The Toronto Fringe, Studio 180, Cabaret Company, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times, and Theatre Passe Muraille (through the OAC Theatre Creators' Reserve).



The Shove It Down My Throat team has raised $500 in donations for the Prisoner Correspondence Project, a solidarity project for Queer prisoners in Canada and the United States, linking them with people the Queer community outside of prison.

Click here to learn more about Prisoner Correspondence Project.