The Transformations Project

TRANSFORMATIONS: To Ask the Hard Question is Simple

By David Yee / Volcano

A spiralling descent through internet rabbit holes proving that Auden was right when he wrote “to ask the hard question is simple”. The full text for this piece available for reading at

David Yee is a mixed race (half Chinese, half Scottish) playwright and actor, born and raised in Toronto. He is the co-founding Artistic Director of fu-GEN Theatre Company.

Both Volcano and David Yee are based in Toronto (aka Tkaronto). We respectfully acknowledge the traditional caretakers of Tkaronto, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. We primarily work in “Dish With One Spoon” territory, created by a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. We also live and work on land that was part of the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the history of which you can learn about from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation website

Commissioned by Volcano.