After Hymn! - by Andrew Kooman

Synopsis: In After Hymn!, 15 year old Martin Pewbury dreams of being a rock star. His life is disrupted when he’s dragged by his father to the estate of his great Aunt Anna in order to receive an unexpected inheritance. When Martin meets the elusive Mr.Watts, his dream to be a famous rock star takes him on a musical journey that’s so much more than he bargained for.

Production History

The World Premiere of After Hymn! took place in Red Deer, Alberta from March 11-12, 2016, featuring 6 Actors, a Live 5-piece Band and a 70-member Choir, it was a true community effort that raised $80,000 for charity.

Commissioned and presented by The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre, Andrew wrote the production as a romp through the making of much loved hymns.  The production was directed by Annette Bradley & Laura Geelen with proceeds going to CAPCC’s special housing project. 

Other Plays by Andrew Kooman

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We Are the Body by Andre Kooman
Joseph by Andre Kooman

Haunted by anguished voices, a lawyer poses as a john to build a legal case against a brothel trafficking girls into Bangkok. Can he win the trust of a young prostitute and convince her to risk her life for the sake of justice?

History: 2011 Premiere in Calgary, Alberta | 2012 Canadian Tour

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Pat Donnely
Pat Donnely Montreal Gazette

She Has a Name is a polished, well-acted production of a play with an urgent message about human trafficking.

Gerry Camp
Gerry Camp Folsom Telegraph

If you truly love theater, you must see this play. And I promise you, it is a play you will carry with you long after the lights have gone up.

Liz Nicholls
Liz Nicholls Edmonton Journal

Bravely, She Has A Name isn’t a simple-minded empowerment document, First World to the rescue. It builds suspense. Will Number 18 be newly victimized by activists as their prize witness, a sacrificial lamb to the larger campaign to build a case against human traffickers? Let’s just say, that’s when social-action theatre takes the longer view.

This is heavy subject matter that resonates emotionally.

Plank Vancouver
Brace yourself…. Compassion and equally forceful excoriations drives the moral narrative in a distressingly emotional but physically satisfying way.
Winnipeg CBC
4 Stars! She Has a Name is a play that is well performed [and] tells an important story…. The talented cast tackles the material admirably.
Estelle Rosen
Estelle Rosen
5 out of 5! She Has A Name had its way with me…. A powerful, haunting theatre piece.
Ignite 107
Ignite 107 Winnipeg
5 STARS ABSOLUTE MUST SEE! “This play polished to perfection. Be a witness to She Has a Name and you’ll never be the same.
Lana Michelen
Lana Michelen Red Deer Advocate
A non-stop, 90-minute tour de force production that’s both action-packed and ultimately gut-wrenching…. Buy a ticket simply because She Has a Name provides a thought-provoking, compelling evening of theatre.